BREAKING NEWS: Michael Pineda Ejected After Foreign Substanced Found on Neck
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from the game in the bottom of the second inning with two outs for having a foreign substance smudged on his neck.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell went to home plate umpire Gerry Davis to have Pineda inspected for pine tar. Davis check his glove and hands for the substance, but nothing was found. When the substance was discovered on his right side of the neck, Davis immediately ejected Pineda from the game.
David Phelps was brought in from the bullpen to pitch in long relief for Pineda. Pineda will likely face suspension by the MLB for his illegal actions.
This isn’t the first time speculation of a foreign substance was found on Pineda this season. Earlier this month against the Red Sox, there appeared to be something found on his pitching hand in which the Red Sox didn’t object to. However, the second time around the Red Sox weren’t having it.
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