New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda found himself back in the headlines on Wednesday night, again for a foreign substance on his body. Pineda was ejected from the game against the Boston Red Sox for what looked like pine tar on his neck. The umpire took one swipe of Pineda’s neck in the second inning and tossed him for the night.
Pineda, who you’ll recall was questioned recently about a foreign substance on his hand, will be suspended for at least 10 games, according to Rule 8.02b: “(b) Have on his person, or in his possession, any substance. For such infraction of this section (b) the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addition, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues the suspension shall be for 10 games.”
If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.
Michael Pineda in his next start.. pic.twitter.com/wcyLbNzMUi
— Nate Fury (@nateyfu123) April 24, 2014