After appealing his original four-game suspension, Gary Sánchez will serve a three-game ban during the team’s series in Baltimore.
The Yankee catcher expressed remorse for his actions through a post on his Facebook page. The discipline was handed down after video showed Sánchez landing multiple sucker punches on Tigers players August 24.
Sánchez homered twice August 23, and did so again in his first at-bat on the 24th. Michael Fulmer hit him with a pitch in his next at-bat. Later in the game, Yankee reliever Tommy Kahnle threw behind Miguel Cabrera, who has instigated multiple incidents with the Yankees this season. Cabrera is currently serving a six-game suspension.
There is no word on Austin Romine‘s appeal of his two-game suspension. Joe Girardi told reporters that Romine will start all three games in Baltimore. Recently-acquired Erik Kratz will serve as backup catcher.