LOOK: Miguel Cabrera fires back at MLB after suspension news

Sep 25, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) stands on first after being walked during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was the centerpiece of a fist fight that started the ball rolling on a game marred with bench clearing brawls yesterday. The benches cleared three times in the game. You can relive all the action here, here, and here.

The news came down from the MLB offices today and Cabrera was (not surprisingly) handed the heaviest load in terms of suspensions for Detroit players.

For their part, the New York Yankees will have to live without Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine for the next four and two games respectively.

The Tigers will look to appeal the suspensions, especially the one of manager Brad Ausmus who denies using foul language in the exchanges.

In a surprise moment of candidness, Miguel Cabrera had some choice words after the suspensions were handed out.

According to Cabrera, Aaron Judge was in the middle of the fracas and made an attempt to injure Miggy.

Cabrera didn’t mince words when it came to criticizing Major League Baseball brass who handed down the suspensions.

It’s nice to see a player stand up and take responsibility for his own part in the disruption. We’ll have to take another look at the tape to see about the voracity of Cabrera’s throat punching claim.

Another surprising move is that Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was not disciplined beyond being ejected from the game. His pitch in the seventh inning smashed into the head of James McCann which sparked the second bench clearing conflict. It’s interesting that hitting another player in the head, especially in this age of concussion awareness, doesn’t come with a steeper fine.

We’ll keep you posted on more player comments and reaction from this developing situation.