Kim Ha-seong (28-San Diego Padres)’s teammate, Robert Suarez (32), was ejected for using a foreign substance.
Suarez took the mound in the eighth inning of a 4-0 home game against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park in California, U.S., on Sept. 24, and was ejected after being caught with a foreign substance. According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), Suarez claimed that he was only using the correct amount of sunscreen. The umpires disagreed. The umpire who called the ejection, Todd Tichenor, wrote in his report, “We routinely check for foreign objects, and I observed a sticky substance on Suarez’s gloved hand. All four referees gathered together and determined that the substance was too sticky and ejected him.”
Suarez continued to complain. “Suarez said he was surprised by the ejection and said he didn’t use a foreign substance that could help increase the spin on his pitches,” MLB.com reported. “I was wearing sunscreen like any other day game and they saw it,” Suarez said through an interpreter, “and that’s what made them take me off the field. I didn’t use any illegal or banned substances,” he defended. Players who are ejected for using a foreign substance face a 10-match suspension. If a player is unhappy with the ruling, he can appeal, but MLB.com reports that “Suarez has not yet decided whether to appeal.온라인카지노
The substance that caused the stickiness is unclear. MLB.com notes that “sunscreen is not a banned substance. Neither is rosin, which is routinely given to pitchers. However, the two, when mixed properly, can create a sticky substance that meets ejection criteria.
Suarez, a native of Venezuela, has appeared in 13 games out of the bullpen this season, posting a 2-2 record with a 4.73 ERA in four appearances. He donned a San Diego uniform in December 2021 after playing in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) from 2016 to 2021. In November last year, he signed a four-year, $56 million ($74 billion) multi-year contract.