Implications moving forward
At this point, we don’t know who will get suspended, if there are suspensions. However—and this is all speculative mind you— if Major League Baseball hands down suspensions for the Tigers, the most likely candidates are Miguel Cabrera and Alex Wilson.
Cabrera obviously got into the exchange with Austin Romine that escalated the first brawl. Meanwhile, Wilson threw at and hit Frazier later in the game after Betances hit McCann in the head.
Should either player miss time, Detroit will be forced to lean on its reserves.
Given the number of offensive weapons in Detroit’s lineup, the Tigers should be able to make up for Cabrera’s offense in the short term.
However, if Alex Wilson is suspended, other pitchers will have to step up in the bullpen.
The Detroit Tigers return to action Friday in Chicago against the White Sox at 8:10 pm Eastern time.