Austin Romine Suspension for Brawl vs. Tigers Reduced to 1 Game

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2017

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 24: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers fights with Austin Romine #27 of the New York Yankees after words were exchanged during a game at Comerica Park on August 24, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine's suspension for his role in an Aug. 24 brawl with the Detroit Tigers has been reduced to one game. 

Per Jack Curry of the YES Network, Romine will serve his suspension during Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers

During the game between the Yankees and Tigers, there were three separate bench-clearing incidents. Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle was ejected in the sixth inning after hitting Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera with a pitch. 

Cabrera and Romine were seen arguing back and forth at home plate before Cabrera shoved Romine, leading to a brawl between the two teams. A total of four players from both teams received suspensions, including Cabrera, Romine, Gary Sanchez and Alex Wilson. 

Romine initially received a two-game suspension before his appeal got it reduced to one game. The 28-year-old has hit .220/.276/.293 in 71 games. 

The Yankees enter Friday's game against the Rangers with a 75-64 record and a 2.5-game lead over the Minnesota Twins for the top wild-card spot in the American League. They trail the Boston Red Sox by 3.5 games for the American League East lead.