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Pineda suspended 10 games

Michael Pineda has been suspend for 10 games for “possessing a foreign substance on his person,” MLB Public Relations announced.

Pineda will accept the suspension.

“I’m sorry. I made a big mistake. I feel really bad for that,” he said (Hoch, April 24).

Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox after umpires found that the pitcher had pine tar on his neck (Feinsand, April 23).

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to ask umpires to check Pineda’s neck during the second inning. According to Rule 8.02 a player cannot “apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” The rule goes on to say that any pitcher found guilty of such an action “shall be ejected immediately from the game and shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games.”

When the Red Sox and Yankees faced off in the Bronx on April 10, Pineda had a dark substance on his pitching hand. The Red Sox did not approach the umpires during the game about the substance. Major League Baseball announced on April 11 that it would not suspend Pineda for the substance, which Pineda said was a combination of dirt and sweat.




106 comments
Rose Drago-Colby
Rose Drago-Colby

The punishment should have been worse. I heard with the schedule and all he is only going to miss one start.

Dan Christie
Dan Christie

I just imagine how much funnier it would have been if it was a white guy.

Michael John Knespler
Michael John Knespler

correction 25 rings Mr. Sanjay Dooknah-the Yankees did not win the world series in 2000 and 2009 when you consider the proven fact that seven players from the 2000 Yankees team were using PEDS including Roger Clemens and a host of other cheaters and A-Roid was part of the 2009 Yankee team so therefore The Yankees can't claim those "world series titles" because half the team was cheating and by the way your team's name is not the Yankees its the Bankees considering their Gm tries to buy the World Series every offseason and then they wonder why they win.The Yankees are super rich and try to buy championships every offseason by buying out all the best players in baseball.Lets Go Mets-future 2015 and/0r 2016 World Series Champions when Matt Harvey returns and we have Syndergarrd,Montero,DeGrom,etc. on the team.Mets are better and will sweep your New york Bankees Mr. Dooknah-so put that in your pipe and smoke it! Lets Go Mets! #1 Yankee hater aka Bankee Hater.

Carol Boyle
Carol Boyle

Well I guess you have to follow the rules

Jeff Robelen
Jeff Robelen

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Well, it could have, but he's already suspended. Would sure like to see Braun caught again, too.

Chris Zaia
Chris Zaia

Funny how they act all pissed like they did nothing wrong

Peggy Glensor
Peggy Glensor

Maybe Mom never told him to wash his neck.Shame!!

Joe Giuliani
Joe Giuliani

Cheater...he should hang with A-rod & Roger Clemens!

Nate Lamp
Nate Lamp

All of you are crazy he got kicked out of the game and suspended because john ferrell is a stool pigeon that is the only reason

Robert Mayo
Robert Mayo

And the tradition of Cheating continues in the Bronx.

Bob Torretta
Bob Torretta

He should be suspended for 10 starts. Not games

Kevin Fritsch
Kevin Fritsch

And Girardi moving the camera around looked like he was trying to hide something.

Loretta Hartle
Loretta Hartle

big deal, maybe they neeeded pine tar also. it's what have you done for me lately. 10 games not enough, this was the 2nd time he tried it. I think Joe knew what was going on.

Medina Noel
Medina Noel

Manager should be also gone for 10 game

Trevor Pinkerton
Trevor Pinkerton

Should more its a benefit to him missing 2 starts weather will warm up and won't need pine tar !! Cheater!!!

Stephanie Kung
Stephanie Kung

And it should be a number of start suspension. He is not an everyday player. Way to go MLB

Michael Gaffney
Michael Gaffney

Cheating in baseball is as American as apple pie! Its part of the game but most dont get caught

Bill Gilbert
Bill Gilbert

...And Manny & Ortiz Weren't Aren't Using? In Fact If Y'All Noticed Since They Started Testing For HGH Do Y'All Notice All The Injuries Throughout Baseball! Moral Of The Story Your Team Is Eligible Too! Red Sox Included. Dude Is A Dummy For Sure But Don't Think For A Second That There's Not Someone On Your Team Doing The Same... Or Worse! Those Who Live In Glass Houses....

Vita Stears
Vita Stears

Good! Dumb place to put it especially after the last time!

Kevin Diglio
Kevin Diglio

Just like all Yankees before him, CHEATERS