NY Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

Was ejected in last night's game against Red Sox

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was tossed out of Wednesday night's game in Boston and has been suspended for the next ten games for possessing a foreign substance.

Baseball announced the ten game suspension today.
The right hander was ejected by the home plate umpire Wednesday after Red Sox manager John Farrell asked the umpire to inspect a suspicious substance on the hurler's neck.

After the game, Pineda admitted he applied pine tar to his neck after he gave up runs in the first inning.

Today, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about Pineda and he said...

"I've been here...this is my seventh year and I never really tell when exactly when I talk to a player or not talked to a player and that's just my style but obviously...there's some things that had to be taken care of and we take care of them and move on."

Girardi said he and his team need to move on and concentrate on tonight's game against the Red Sox at Fenway.

"It's yesterday's story....and we have a game to play and obviously this is a big game both teams are trying to take a series here and it's within the division and then we go home and we got three against the Angels who are playing well...I mean it's important that we move on."


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