The Daily News is reporting that Kyle Farnsworth will be suspended for three games for intentionally throwing at Boston’s Manny Ramirez on Thursday night.
Farnsworth threw a 96-mph behind the neck of Ramirez after the Red Sox slugger had twice homered earlier in the game. Both teams were warned and there were no further incidents.
Farnsworth would have the right to an appeal.
If suspended, Farnsworth would become the third Yankees player disciplined by baseball during Joe Girardi’s brief tenure as manager. Melky Cabrera and Shelley Duncan were suspended for their roles in a brawl during spring training.
If you’re surprised by this, you shouldn’t be. MLB’s Bob Watson has made it clear he will not tolerate headhunting. The proper way to do it would have been to knock Ramirez off the plate or to hit him in the back or side.