Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was suspended for Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, based on his ejection and postgame comments on Tuesday. NY Yankees manager Aaron Boone also was suspended for the game, and Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman was suspended for three for what Major League Baseball called “intentionally throwing a pitch at the head area” of (Rays infielder) Mike Brosseau in the ninth inning” of Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the Rays. All three also were fined undisclosed amounts.
Cash said he felt his suspension was “fair” and “warranted,” though he was disappointed to miss the game. Boone said he did not consider his and Chapman’s suspensions justified. Cash lashed out at the Yankees and the umpires after Tuesday’s game, most pointedly because closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 100.5 mph fastball just above the head of Brosseau with two outs in the ninth, the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the teams.
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