Tyler Austin has been suspended five games for his role in the Yankees-Red Sox brawl on Wednesday night, Major League Baseball has announced. Austin has appealed.
Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly has been suspended six games and is appealing as well.
Austin drew Boston's ire when Brock Holt took exception to Austin's slide attempting to break up a double play. A few innings later, Kelly plunked Austin with a fastball. The hitter slammed his bat on the ground and begun angrily walking towards the mound. The benches cleared as punches were thrown.