Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta will likely be suspended after getting ejected from Tuesday night’s game for a “foreign substance” found in his glove.
The relief pitcher was preparing to enter the game against the Washington Nationals when the opposing team’s manager asked that Peralta’s glove be examined.
A substance reported to be pine tar was discovered on his glove and Peralta was ejected from the game immediately.
Pine tar and other products with a similar texture are used in baseball to help improve grip, but pitchers aren’t suppose to use it while pitching.
The Rays had a 5-4 win that night, but Peralta may not experience the taste of victory for a while.
According to the MLB official rule book, the penalty for using a foreign substance on a baseball is ejection and a 10-game suspension.
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