Yankees Duncan and Cabrera were suspended for three games and the Rays' Gomes' suspension was set at two games by Major-League baseball officials. The suspensions are to begin Opening Day, unless the decisions are appealed.
Gomes rushed in from right field and hit Duncan in the back and both benches emptied. Cabrera was suspended for what were described as violent and aggressive actions during the incident.
The incident seemed to stem from a play last week when Tampa Bay's Elliot Johnson ran into Yankees' catcher Francisco Cervelli on a play at the plate. Cervelli suffered a broken wrist on the play, which the Yankees said was unnecessary in a spring training game.
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