Seattle Mariners Hector Santiago suspension foreign substance from Major League Baseball – .

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Seattle Mariners Hector Santiago suspension foreign substance from Major League Baseball – .


Seattle Mariners reliever Hector Santiago became the first player suspended by Major League Baseball since the rules surrounding the use of sticky substances were changed.
The 33-year-old southpaw has been suspended for 10 games due to the presence of a foreign substance on his glove. He intends to appeal the ban.

Santiago was sent off from Sunday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after the fifth inning.

After the game, Santiago pleaded his innocence and said tests on the glove would justify it.

“I think once they’ve picked it up and checked it’s just sweat and rosin,” Santiago said. “They’re going to inspect it and all that science stuff and it’s going to be sweat and rosin.” “

ESPN’s Jesse Rogers reports that no further tests have been performed on Santiago’s glove and that the suspension is indeed based on the referees’ report alone.

A native of Newark, NJ, Santiago is in his 10th big league season and his first with the Mariners.

All-Star in 2015 with the Los Angeles Angels, Santiago 1-1 this season with an earned-run average of 2.65 and a WHIP of 1.176 on 17.0 innings of work in nine games.



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