NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle Mariners pitcher Héctor Santiago has become the first disciplined player in Major League Baseball’s crackdown on foreign grip-enhancing substances.
Santiago was sentenced to a 10-game suspension and an undisclosed fine.
MLB’s senior vice president for field operations announced the penalty two days after Santiago was sent off from a game against the Chicago White Sox.
Santiago said the sticky substance found by the referees was a combination of rosin and sweat. He has appealed and the suspension will be postponed until the appeal is decided.
33-year-old left-hander, Santiago is in his 10th major league season, his first with the Mariners.
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Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the numbers we have lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always look back on the winning moment of an athlete who seemed larger than life to us, remaining grateful for their sacrifice. on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
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