For the first time, the new regulations of Major League Baseball on foreign objects have spotted a criminal: Sailor pitcher Hector San Diego.
San Diego received a foreign object inspection in the fifth inning of the Seattle game against the White Sox and was expelled by home run referee Phil Cuzzi. After San Diego left the field, the referee kept his gloves as evidence.
Hector Santiago became the first MLB pitcher to be expelled for alleged use of foreign objects since the implementation of the new rules.pic.twitter.com/MWusU7Cskm
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However, San Diego claimed after the game that the substance on his gloves was rosin.
“he [umpire Phil Cuzzi] Said he felt something sticky in the glove,” Santiago said, every ESPN“I only use rosin. I use both sides and try not to let sweat drip onto my hands.”
San Diego’s gloves will be tested. This is why it was wrapped up after he was thrown out.
San Diego pitched 2 1/3 innings before being expelled. He allowed one run and hit four points in three hits.
After San Diego was expelled, the Mariners may now have no San Diego for a long time, because according to the revised foreign matter rules implemented by Major League Baseball on June 21, players found to use foreign matter will be suspended for 10 games. Seattle will not be able to replace San Diego if he is actually guilty of using foreign substances, then the roster.
The 33-year-old San Diego has played for Major League Baseball since 2011 and has played for six different organizations. The veteran has a 2.65 ERA in 17 games this season. In his first season with the Mariners, he has 23 strikeouts in 9 games.