Michael Pineda Faces 10 Game Suspension After Getting Caught With Pine Tar On Neck
In the world’s worst attempt of hiding a foreign substance, New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was caught with pine tar on his neck during today’s game against the Boston Red Sox.
After catching wind of something on his neck, umpire Gerry Davis inspected Pineda on the mound in the bottom of the second inning before getting ejected for having the banned substance.
Pitchers are not allowed to use pine tar.
He will now face a suspension for up to 10 games for the ejection.
Yankees are already short on the pitching side due to Ivan Nova’s partially torn ulnar collateral ligament which may need Tommy John surgery.
He was pointed out on April 10 cameras as the substance showed up on his hands against a game against the same Boston Red Sox.