Boston Crimson Sox reliever Joe Kelly was suspended six video games, and New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin was suspended 5 video games by Main League Baseball for his or her roles in a bench-clearing brawl Wednesday night time.
Kelly and Austin have been fined, too, however the quantities weren’t instantly identified. Each gamers appealed their punishments, and they’re eligible to play whereas their appeals are thought of.
Six different gamers and coaches have been punished for his or her roles within the brawl, together with Crimson Sox supervisor Alex Cora, Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin, pitcher CC Sabathia of the Yankees and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, infielder Marco Hernandez and second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Crimson Sox. Sabathia, Bogaerts, Pedroia and Hernandez obtained fines for coming into the sphere through the skirmish whereas being on the disabled record.
The melee broke out within the prime of the seventh inning of the AL East rivals’ recreation at Fenway Park on Wednesday night time, after Austin rushed the mound when he was hit by a pitch from Kelly, and each gamers started punching away within the brawl.
The benches had cleared briefly within the third after Austin’s spikes clipped Brock Holt‘s leg on a slide into second base. Holt took problem with the contact and so they exchanged phrases earlier than being separated.
Then with the Yankees main 10-6, Kelly practically hit Austin after which caught him on the facet with a 2-1 pitch clocked at 98 mph. Austin slammed his bat on the plate, threw it down and took 4 steps towards the mound whereas hollering. Kelly waved Austin at him, and issues shortly escalated.
The scuffle spilled throughout the sphere earlier than it broke up in entrance of the Boston dugout on the first-base facet, with Yankees sluggers Aaron Decide and Giancarlo Stanton pushing the pile. Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames used each palms to shove Austin all the best way throughout the infield towards the New York dugout.
Austin, Kelly, Nevin and Yankees reduction pitcher Tommy Kahnle have been ejected.
Data from The Related Press was used on this report.