Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games
Major League Baseball suspended New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games on Thursday “for possessing a foreign substance on his person” in Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox.
“I made a mistake,” Pineda said Thursday before the series finale at Fenway Park.
Pineda said he will not appeal the suspension, which is set to begin Thursday night. The Yankees made a series of roster moves to compensate. Pineda can be reinstated May 5.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said such consequences should be expected by Pineda when he chose to “go down that path.”
“I’ll learn from this mistake. It won’t happen again,” Pineda said.
Pineda was ejected by home plate umpire Gerry Davis in the second inning of the 5-1 loss to the Red Sox after Farrell complained about a smear of something on the right side of Pineda’s neck.