Pineda was ejected from the game in the second inning for
using pine tar, a sticky substance that allows a pitcher to
improve his grip on a ball.
The substance was slathered on the right side of Pineda's neck,
which he would touch with his pitching hand to improve his grip
during a chilly night in Boston.
Unless appealed, Pineda's suspension is scheduled to begin
immediately, and he would be ineligible until April 5 against
the Angels in Los Angeles after missing home series against the
Angels, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Rays.
If appealed, the discipline issued to him will be held in
abeyance until the process is complete.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York;
editing by Frank Pingue)
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