BOSTON (AP) -New York Yankees pitcher Scott Proctor was told he won't be suspended for hitting Boston Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis - the fifth hit batsman in Friday night's game.
Yankees manager Joe Torre said before Saturday's game he got the news from general manager Brian Cashman.
``Getting hit is part of the game,'' Torre said. ``If you take pitching inside away, you can't survive in this game.''
Youkilis approached the mound after he was hit by a pitch that veered near his head in the ninth inning of New York's 9-5 victory. The benches and bullpens emptied, and Proctor was immediately ejected.
Proctor was suspended for four games last month after pitching inside and sparking a brawl against the Seattle Mariners.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages