The fallout from Tuesday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees continued Wednesday with suspensions.
What You Need To Know
- Kevin Cash, Aaron Boone suspended 1 game each
- NY reliever Aroldis Chapman suspended 3 games
- Rivals meet again Wednesday night
Major League Baseball announced that Rays manager Kevin Cash is banned from tonight’s game and was also fined.
Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch at the head area of Mike Brosseau of the Rays in the top of the ninth inning. Chapman has previously been disciplined in his career for intentional throwing at the head area.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone has received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine as a result of Chapman’s actions.
Cash was suspended in part for his ejection from the game and a postgame comment in which he said: “I have a whole damn stable full of guys that throw 98 mph. Period.”
The suspensions of Boone and Cash will be served Wednesday night, when these two clubs are to continue their series at Yankee Stadium. Unless appealed, the suspension of Chapman will begin tonight. If Chapman elects to appeal, then the discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
Tonight’s meeting is the last of the season between the AL East rivals.