News

Yankees Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar

Yankees Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar

SUSPENDED:The substance was slathered on the right side of Pineda's neck, which he would touch with his pitching hand to improve his grip during a chilly night in Boston. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having a foreign substance on his body during Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Pineda was ejected from the game in the second inning for using pine tar, a sticky substance that allows a pitcher to improve his grip on a ball.

The substance was slathered on the right side of Pineda’s neck, which he would touch with his pitching hand to improve his grip during a chilly night in Boston.

Unless appealed, Pineda’s suspension is scheduled to begin immediately, and he would be ineligible until April 5 against the Angels in Los Angeles after missing home series against the Angels, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Rays.

If appealed, the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)

Featured Events

  • No events
  • News

    in Lifestyle

    More Americans see influence of religion waning

    religion2

    Nearly three-quarters of the public think religion is losing influence in American life, according to a poll released on Monday.

    in Entertainment

    ‘The Lion King’ makes history

    lionking

    "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time.

    in Entertainment

    ‘Fashion Police’ to go on without Joan Rivers

    Joan-Rivers2

    Bosses at the E! network have confirmed they plan to revive the series in January.