Mariners’ Hector Santiago becomes first pitcher to be ejected for foreign substance violation


Seattle Mariners left-hander Hector Santiago turned the primary pitcher in Main League Baseball to be ejected for a international substance violation. 

Santiago was tossed from Seattle’s recreation towards the Chicago White Sox on Sunday within the fifth inning after his glove was examined throughout an inspection. The umpires stored his glove after he was faraway from the competition. 

The Mariners have been main 2-1 when Santiago was ejected. He had pitched 2 1/3 innings, putting out 4 batters whereas strolling two and permitting three hits. 

Santiago will now be topic to a 10-day suspension below MLB’s new international substance coverage. He could 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 has thrown slightly below 1,000 innings on the massive league degree. He was signed to a minor league deal final month and has made 9 appearances since being chosen to Seattle’s roster. 

Santiago entered Sunday’s recreation with a 2.45 ERA, 1.023 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 14.2 innings. 


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