New York Yankees Tyler Austin
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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got friendly on Wednesday night in Boston but some of their players ended up getting some extra days off because of it.

Who said baseball was boring? Seriously, find me that person and bring him to my doorstep so I can make them watch the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox brawl from Wednesday night.

When all the fun and games were done and the tempers simmered, MLB got to work with deciding who would be sitting out for a few games.

As expected, Tyler Austin and Joe Kelly will be facing suspensions, although they will both be appealing. Both Alex Cora and Phil Nevin will be fined an undisclosed amount for their roles in the brawl on Wednesday as well.

Bryan Hoch of also reported that there were several players who were fined due to coming out to the field while on the disabled list. CC Sabathia, who got fined for the same thing last year, headlines the list that also features Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez and Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox.

Everyone has their opinions on the brawl and the slide that started it all, but I think the player who should be most upset is Tyler Austin himself. With Greg Bird out for an undetermined amount of time, this was his one major shot to get some playing time at first base.

But, hey, what do I know? I’ve never been thrown at with a 98 MPH fastball and taunted to come out to the mound. Tempers flared and the heat of the moment took over. For that, Austin will likely serve all five games.

In his absence, the Yankees have veteran Neil Walker to take over first. Luckily, no other suspensions occurred due to this fight.

When the dust settled, there were punishments dished out. Sorry guys, but you asked for it.

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