Seattle Mariners southpaw Hector Santiago grew to become the primary Main League baseball pitcher to be despatched off for a overseas substance violation.
Santiago was fired from the Seattle recreation towards the Chicago White Sox on Sunday within the fifth inning after his glove was examined throughout an inspection. The referees stored his glove on after it was withdrawn from the competitors.
The Mariners have been main 2-1 when Santiago was despatched off. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, placing out 4 batters whereas strolling two and permitting three hits.
Santiago will now be topic to a 10-day suspension below MLB’s new overseas substance coverage. He’s stated to be the primary participant to face self-discipline for the reason that league’s crackdown on sticky substances went into impact on Monday.
The 33-year-old first appeared within the majors in 2011 and pitched just below 1,000 innings on the main league stage. He signed a contract with the minor leagues final month and has made 9 appearances since being chosen for the Seattle roster.
Santiago entered Sunday’s recreation with a 2.45 ERA, 1.023 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 14.2 innings.