12:17 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Newsday 4 hours ago

Michael Pineda, Yankees react to ejection

Here's how the Yankees reacted following pitcher Michael Pineda's ejection for using an illegal substance (pine tar).
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Again?! Michael Pineda ejected, pine tar on neck (PHOTOS)

Also (probably) had it on his hand on April 10 vs. Red Sox
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

Michael Pineda ejected for using foreign substance in Yankees' 5-1 loss to Red Sox

Pineda was ejected in the second inning for having a foreign substance on his neck
Newark Star-Ledger 9 hours ago

MLB will review Michael Pineda's pine tar ejection

Second time spotted with substance on his neck
YESNetwork 1 hour ago
Video: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Michael Pineda's ejection against the Red Sox

Watch: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Michael Pineda's ejection against the Red Sox

Following Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda's ejection Wednesday night for having pine tar on his neck, his manager, Joe Girardi, told the media that he was unaware of the pine tar until the umpires checked and ejected him from the game. Subscribe for daily
Bless You Boys 13 hours ago

White Sox 6, Tigers 4: Bullpen blows up, Ian Krol serves up eighth inning grand slam

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Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

Victor Martinez's unwavering focus

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South Side Sox 5 hours ago
Gordon Beckham coming back, but without a free pass

Gordon Beckham coming back, but without a free pass

Marcus Semien's performance gives the White Sox an alternative at second base for the first time in years When Gordon Beckham returns to the White Sox today, it probably won't be long until he's the White Sox' second baseman again. However, he's no longer the White Sox' second baseman by default. Marcus Semien has seen to that. This is the most adversity Beckham has faced in his career, but it could be worse. Even after Wednesday's decisive grand slam, Semien is only hitting .234/.280/.394, with 28 strikeouts over 100 plate appearances. Had he started out with Tyler Flowers' BABIP,...
Detroit News 13 hours ago
Tigers bullpen squanders strong outing by Drew Smyly

Tigers bullpen squanders strong outing by Drew Smyly

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Fort-Worth Star Telegram 11 hours ago
It’s April, but there’s plenty to see with Rangers

It’s April, but there’s plenty to see with Rangers

Martin Perez dials up his second straight three-hit shutout to finish a sweep of Oakland.Wiser Martin Perez is off to fast startAdrian Beltre, Matt Harrison expected to return this weekendRelieved Shin-Soo Choo plans to be cautiousNewcomer Daniel Robertson realizes childhood dream
Boston Globe 2 hours ago
I Grew Up On the Exact Border of Red Sox And Yankees Fans

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Baltimore Sun 11 hours ago

Angels fall to Nationals, 5-4, in late-game collapse

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Salvador Perez gets first day off of season in midst of slump

Salvador Perez gets first day off of season in midst of slump

In the midst of a one-for-25 slump at the plate, Royals catcher Salvador Perez received his first day off of the season for Thursday's matinee against the Indians.
Detroit News 47 mins ago
Thursday's Tigers-White Sox lineup: Danny Worth gets first start

Thursday's Tigers-White Sox lineup: Danny Worth gets first start

The Tigers and White Sox play the fourth and final game of their series on Thursday at Comerica Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. (FSD/97.1-FM and 1270-AM). Here's what you need to know.
Over the Monster 13 hours ago

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: John Lackey dominates and pine tar pine tar pine tar

John Lackey was incredible, Derek Jeter was hilarious, and oh yeah, Michael Pineda got tossed for using pine tar. The Red Sox bounced back from their Tuesday night drubbing with a 5-1 win over the Yankees that was crazy in all the right ways. So, let's not waste time. After the Red Sox scored two runs off of Michael Pineda in the bottom of the first, the Yankees' young pitcher returned to the mound in the second with a big ol' smear of pine tar on his neck. NESN's cameras caught it immediately, John Farrell headed out to talk to the umpires with two outs (shortly after David Ortiz came...

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Rule 8.02(b): “Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance”

Here’s Rule 8.02 from rule from the Official Baseball Rules. All rules under section 8.00 are about the pitcher. In the case of foreign substances, the part that seems to apply to the Pineda situation is 8.02(b), which makes it clear that a pitcher has to only be in possession of a substance to have […]The post Rule 8.02(b): “Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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