For the first time, it appears like MLB’s brand-new guidelines about foreign substances have unearthed a wrongdoer: Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago.
Santiago was subjected to a foreign substance check in the 5th inning of Seattle’s game versus the White Sox and was ejected by home base umpire Phil Cuzzi. The umpires kept Santiago’s glove for proof after he departed from the field.
However, Santiago declared after the video game that the compound on his glove was rosin.
“All I utilized was rosin. I utilized it on both sides, attempting to keep that sweat from leaking down to the hands.”
Santiago’s glove will be tested. That’s why it was wrapped up after he was tossed.
Santiago pitched 2 1/3 innings before his ejection. He allowed one work on three hits and set out four.
The Mariners might now be without Santiago long-term in the wake of his ejection, as players caught utilizing foreign substances are subject to 10-game suspensions through MLB’s modified foreign substance rules, carried out on June 21. Seattle will not have the ability to change Santiago on the roster if he is, in fact, guilty of using a foreign substance.
Santiago, 33, has played in MLB considering that 2011 and has pitched for six various organizations. The veteran has published a 2.65 AGE in 17 innings pitched this season, with 23 strikeouts in 9 appearances throughout his very first season with the Mariners.