Craig Calcaterra

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Gary Sanchez’s suspension reduced to three games

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Two days ago it was announced that Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera and right-hander Alex Wilson will serve reduced suspensions following their involvement in a benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees last month. Today Gary Sanchez had his suspension reduced from four days to three.

Sanchez, you’ll recall got in some punches — some cheap punches, it should be noted — on Miguel Cabrera and Nicholas Castellanos while they were tied up with other players. That’s not cool, obviously, but the fact that he’ll miss New York’s entire three-game series against the Orioles — a key series given how much the O’s have been surging lately — is pretty hefty punishment for the Yankees.