NEW YORK – Yalkis’ closest Arldis Chapman was suspended for three games Wednesday, a day after pinching a fastball near the head of tweezer-hitter Michael Bros. after closing the first save of the season in a 3-3 win over Tampa Bay Ross. .
Chapman, who had previously been disciplined in his career for running towards the head, was also fined by Major League Baseball.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone received a one-game suspension and also fined an undisclosed amount after Tuesday night’s game event.
Ray manager Kevin Cash received a one-game suspension and was fined an unknown amount for coming out during game time and for his comments. The umpires were called in before warning both benches, and the cash was taken out after they went on the field to argue.
Following the game, Cash said someone has to be held accountable, adding, “And the last thing I will say about it is that I’ve gotten full of bad guys who throw 98 miles per hour. Periods.”
Buen and Cash were scheduled for their suspension on Wednesday when Ray and the Yankees were involved in a three-game series in New York. Chapman was also due to start his suspension if he did not appeal on Wednesday.
Tensions between the clubs have escalated year after year, with at least the now-retired Yankees left-hander Sisi Sabathia being expelled in 2018 for drowning Jesus Suchar.