Michael Pineda was ejected Wednesday for using an illegal substance.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
Major League Baseball issued a 10-game suspension to New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda on Thursday.
Pineda was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox for using an illegal substance.
The Red Sox asked to have Pineda checked in the second inning and umpire Gerry Davis touched a brownish substance on the pitcher's neck before ejecting him. Pineda later admitted his mistake, saying he was using pine tar for a better grip on the ball after not using it in the first inning when he allowed two runs.
Quiet accomplishment for Pujols
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Have performance-enhancing drugs made us that jaded with regards to baseball milestones that hitting 500 home runs isn't a big deal anymore?
I mean, where was the buildup to Albert Pujols becoming the 26th player to join what was once a pretty exclusive fraternity? Now granted, he hit two on Tuesday to reach the magic number, but how many casual baseball fans even knew he was approaching 500?
But still, this wasn't some run-of-the mill player. This was a three-time National League MVP, who at one time was the face of baseball.