Well, the league may have found their very first offender of their brand-new sticky substance enforcement policy.
During Sundays video game versus the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiagos glove was inspected by the umpiring crew, where they appeared to have actually found a sticky substance on it. As an outcome, Santiago was ejected from the game. The glove was then handed over to an authenticator in the stands and was positioned in a plastic bag, relatively to be sent to the league for additional investigation.
Jun 10, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Hector Santiago (57) pitches in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Compulsory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago was ejected from Sundays game after umpires obviously found a sticky substance in his glove.
On June 21, MLB formally started splitting down on unlawful foreign substances utilized by pitchers to increase their spin rate and to modify pitches. With that, we saw umpires randomly inspect pitchers on and off the mound to inspect their gloves, hats and belts.
UH OH!! Looks like we may have our first POSITIVE compound check. Hector Santiagos glove has actually been put into some sort of bag to be delivered off for inspection.
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) June 27, 2021
During Sundays game versus the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiagos glove was checked by the umpiring team, where they appeared to have found a sticky compound on it. As a result, Santiago was ejected from the video game. Hector Santiagos glove has actually been put into some sort of bag to be shipped off for examination.
This story will be updated with extra details.