Brendan Donnelly was suspended by Major League Baseball for 10 games due to pine tar being on his glove during a game against the Washington Nationals.
Brendan Donnelly was tossed from the game without throwing a pitch after is was found he had pine tar on his glove.
Pine tar affects the balls movement towards the plate.
When Donnelly was tossed from the game a benches clearing brawl erupted.
Donnelly isn’t taking this easily:
I think it’s a little lengthy. Therefore, I am going to appeal. Things have happened in the past with other players in similar situations and the suspensions were not quite as lengthy.