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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 9/3/20

Aaron Boone and Aroldis Chapman dealt suspensions; Chapman insists pitch was intentional; drone delays Wednesday night’s game.

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

ESPN: The fallout from Tuesday night’s latest feud between the Yankees and Rays was settled with multiple suspensions, including Aroldis Chapman getting three games for throwing a pitch near Michael Brosseau’s head. Aaron Boone and Kevin Cash were each suspended one game as well. Chapman said he is appealing the suspension.

NY Post | George A. King III: Chapman declined to talk to reporters following Tuesday night’s game, but the closer broke his silence on Wednesday after being dealt his three-game suspension. Chapman insisted the pitch near Brosseau’s head wasn’t intentional, but acknowledged that location and velocity didn’t look good.

NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: What a weird season it’s been already, and now there have been multiple MLB games delayed by drones, with Wednesday night’s Yankees/Rays game being the latest. Shortly after Jordan Montgomery was knocked around in the top of the first, a drone was spotted hovering above Yankee Stadium, causing play to be delayed for more than five minutes. That should help pace of play.