As the benches cleared after the game in the Bronx on Tuesday night following a very dangerous pitch, suspensions were speculated upon.
And now they have been delivered by MLB senior vice president of baseball operations, Chris Young.
In a press release on Wednesday, it was announced that Aroldis Chapman was suspended three games for intentionally throwing at Rays' Mark Brosseau. MLB also mentioned that this isn't the first time Chapman has been disciplined for intentionally throwing at batters.
Also, both managers in Kevin Cash and Aaron Boone were hit with a one-game suspension. Boone's is due to Chapman's actions while Cash's comes from his ejection and postgame comments.
Speaking before tonight's series finale against the Rays, Boone made it clear that he didn't believe he nor Chapman should have been suspended.
"No. I mean no, I don’t think I should be sitting out tonight nor Chappy, but I also do respect the process and the thoroughness and the care that they gave to kind of walk it through this," Boone said via Zoom. "So I accept it, but I don’t agree with it."
After collecting the first two outs of a 5-3 ballgame in the top of the ninth inning, Chapman fired a 101 mph fastball to Brosseau, just missing his head in what would've been a very scary situation had it made contact. Brosseau would later strikeout to end the game, but words were exchanged between both sides with the benches clearing.
"That's a dangerous thing and the last thing we do is want to get anyone hurt," Boone said about the pitch. "I’ve gotten hit a lot in my career and up around (the head) is a scary thing, so hopefully this stuff is behind us."
Chapman announced later on Wednesday that he is appealing his suspension.