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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/13/18

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Austin suspended five games, Kelly six; Cora and Nevin acting like babies; History of Yankees/Red Sox brawls; Hicks returns, Robinson DFA’d

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MLB.com | Ian Browne: After the brawl that ensued on Wednesday night, we all knew suspensions were coming. It didn’t take long to get details. Joe Kelly was suspended six games and Tyler Austin has been suspended five games. Both Kelly and Austin have appealed their suspensions, so we’ll have to wait and see if MLB reduces either of their suspensions or not. Alex Cora, Phil Nevin, CC Sabathia, Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, and Marco Hernandez all received undisclosed fines.

New York Post | Dan Martin: After the brawl had settled down, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin got into a heated disagreement. Nevin was eventually ejected from the game as well. Nevin took exception to Cora rudely gesturing at him from the dugout and telling him to get back in his box. They both come out of this one looking like big babies.

Sports Illustrated | Gabriel Baumgaertner: Believe it or not, Wednesday’s brawl between the Yankees and Red Sox was not the first one between the two teams. Shocking, right? I know. In case you don’t believe me and want some proof, click this link to see a brief history of some of the previous brawls between the two teams.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Aaron Hicks finally made his return from the disabled list yesterday. He batted sixth and DH’d in yesterday’s series finale in Boston. Shane Robinson was designated for assignment to make room for Hicks. Hicks’ return restores the Yankees’ outfield depth to “normal” levels and will allow manager Aaron Boone to give Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, who is now a Yankee, more half days off, as expected early on in the season.