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Yanks Pitcher Pineda Suspended 10 Games For Using Pine Tar

Jared Wickerham, Getty Images is reporting that New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by the MLB “for possessing a foreign substance on his person” during last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Pineda says he has no plans to appeal the suspension and that he was using the pine tar just improve his grip in the windy conditions at Fenway park.

Back on April 10, during a game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, Pineda was suspected of using pine tar when cameras caught something on his pitching hand that looked like pine tar.

“I fully respect that on a cold night, you’re trying to get a grip,” Red Sox manager John Farrel said after the game. “But when it’s that obvious something has got to be said.”

“I know I make a mistake tonight, and I feel so sad,” Pineda said after the game. “I learn from this mistake and I don’t do it again.”

The suspension will most likely cost Pineda two starts, because the Yankees have a day off on April 28.

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