Joe Kelly has lost his appeal of his six-game suspension, meaning the suspension will begin with Thursday's game against the Blue Jays. 

And he's not happy about it (as noted by teammate Heath Hembree) . . . 

The ban came as a result of Kelly hitting Yankees first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin last month in retaliation for Austin sliding into Brock Holt with his spikes up. The Austin hit by pitch prompted a fight between the two teams, which featured Kelly and Austin throwing multiple punches. 

Kelly will be eligible to return next Wednesday against the Royals.