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Aroldis Chapman’s suspension reduced to two games

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported 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, while 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.