News

Yankees Pineda ejected for substance on neck

Yankees Pineda ejected for substance on neck

EJECTED:Pitchers are not allowed to use foreign substances to give them a better grip on the ball. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck.

Pitchers are not allowed to use foreign substances to give them a better grip on the ball.

Pineda, who missed the last two seasons because of injury but has enjoyed a strong start to the year with an ERA of 1.83, was also at the center of controversy in the Yankees win over the Red Sox on April 10.

He was believed to have used a foreign substance during that game but was not checked by the umpire.

The Yankees went on to lose Wednesday’s game 5-1.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford; )

Recent Headlines

in Local

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules “Too Complicated”

Fresh
gun

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

in Local

“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

Fresh
rochester police

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.

in Local

Semi Overturns on Sangamon Ave.

Fresh
truck sangamon

No one hurt

in Local

Changes Are Coming to Deer Hunting Rules

IL Deer

Late-winter antlerless loses some counteis, including Sangamon

in Local

Second Thoughts about Landfill Approval

IEPA-logo

Toxic waste is an issue