Joe Torre: MLB Doesn’t Plan To Suspend Yankees Pitcher Michael Pineda

Michael PinedaJoe Torre, Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of baseball operations, issued a statement Friday, saying the league doesn’t plan to discipline New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda.

Some sort of shiny substance was spotted on Pineda’s throwing hand during the telecast of Thursday night’s 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. The 25-year-old said later the substance was “dirt,” and Red Sox players downplayed the controversy when speaking with reporters after the game.

“The umpires did not observe an application of a foreign substance during the game and the issue was not raised by the Red Sox,” Torre said. “Given those circumstances, there are no plans to issue a suspension, but we intend to talk to the Yankees regarding what occurred.”

Pineda allowed one run on four hits over six innings to pick up his first win of the season.

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