MLB didn’t take long to issue a discipline for incidents that happened in the game between Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. It was a game full of fights, bench clearings, and ejections. Few smaller incidents culminated when first baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers punched Yankees catcher Austin Romine in the sixth inning. The game ended up with a tally of 3 bench clearings and 8 ejections. The Tigers eventually took the game 10-6 in their favor. Check out all the discipline below, provided by MLB.com
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been handed the most severe punishment, receiving 7 games suspension for “inciting the first bench-clearing incident and fighting.” Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez received a 4 games suspension for “fighting, including throwing punches.” Pitcher Alex Wilson of the Tigers also got a 4 games suspension for “intentionally throwing a pitch at Todd Frazier of the Yankees while warnings were in place for both sides.” Yankees catcher Austin Romine, who found himself at the receiving end of Cabrera’s punch throwing spree, was handed a 2 games suspension for “fighting, including throwing punches.” Besides the players, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus also received a suspension. He got 1 game off for “the intentional actions of Wilson while warnings were in place.” All of them also received undisclosed fines in the process.
The fines were also handed to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Yankees bench coach/acting manager Rob Thomson, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle and Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias for their involvement in the incidents. Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper and outfielder Clint Frazier were fined for entering the field while being on the disabled list.
The suspensions and fines are effective immediately after their announcement, with players being allowed to appeal. In case that Wilson appeals on his suspension, Brad Ausmus’ suspension will begin the same day as Wilson’s.