Major League Baseball suspended Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda for 10 games on Thursday for “possessing a foreign substance on his person” during Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox.
Joe Garagiola, Jr., baseball’s senior vice president of standards and on-field operations made the announcement.
Unless appealed, Pineda’s suspension was scheduled to begin Thursday. If appealed, the discipline issued to him will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.
The punishment is in line with similar transgressions in recent seasons. Tampa Bay’s Joel Peralta received an eight-game suspension in 2012 when he was found to have pine tar on his glove.
New York general manager Brian Cashman said he was “embarrassed” by the incident on Wednesday.