Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman’s Suspension Reduced To Two Games (twitter.com)

Aroldis Chapman stares down Michael Brousseau after Game 4 ALDS win over Rays
Aroldis Chapman stares down Michael Brousseau after Game 4 ALDS win over Rays

Jon Heyman

on Thursday that Aroldis Chapman‘s suspension from a pitch near the head of Rays’ Mike Brosseau in September was reduced to two games.

Chapman threw near Brosseau’s head on Sept. 2 on the first pitch of his at bat with two outs in the top of the ninth with the Yankees leading 5-3. 

Chapman struck him out in that at bat, and then benches cleared upon the game ending, and Chapman was suspended three games, with Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Rays manager Kevin Cash were each given a one-game suspension.

But Brosseau, of course, got the ultimate revenge, blasting the go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning of the winner-take-all Game 5 of the ALDS against Chapman. 

The Rays would eventually go on to beat the Houston Astros in the ALCS, but lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.



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