Discipline has been issued to members of the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees as a result of the bench-clearing incidents during Thursday’s game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement.
· Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has received a seven-game suspension for inciting the first bench-clearing incident and fighting.
· Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez has received a four-game suspension for fighting, including throwing punches.
· Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson has received a four-game suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch at Todd Frazier of the Yankees while warnings were in place for both sides.
· Yankees catcher Austin Romine has received a two-game suspension for fighting, including throwing punches.
· Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has received a one-game suspension for the intentional actions of Wilson while warnings were in place.
All five individuals also received undisclosed fines as a part of their discipline. Others who were fined for their actions during the incidents were Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Yankees bench coach/acting manager Rob Thomson, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle andTigers shortstop José Iglesias. In addition, two members of the Yankees, first baseman Garrett Cooperand outfielder Clint Frazier, received fines for entering the field while being on the disabled list.
Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective tonight, when the Yankees are to host the Seattle Mariners and the Tigers are to visit the Chicago White Sox. If any player elects to appeal, then the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete. In addition, if Wilson chooses to appeal his discipline, Ausmus’ suspension will be effective the same day that Wilson serves his suspension, if any.