UPDATE: Pineda Will Not Appeal
Major League Baseball handed down a stiff penalty to New York Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda after he blatantly used a "foreign substance" (pine tar) to doctor the baseball. Pineda was suspended for ten games (effectively two starts) for violating Rule 8.02(a)(2) through (5). Pineda was called out by Red Sox Manager John Farrell after an obvious blotch of pine tar appeared on the pitcher's neck in the second inning of last night's game. Said Pineda, "In the first inning I no feel the ball, and you know, I don’t want to like hit anybody so I decide to use it. I feel so apologize for my team and everybody, so, I learn from this mistake. It no happen again."