Scherzer, 10G discipline for ‘caught using foreign substances’… Athlete abandons appeal
New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer has been suspended after being caught using a foreign object while pitching.
On the 21st (Korean time), the MLB Secretariat announced that Scherzer would be suspended for 10 games and fined in the name of Michael Hill, senior vice president of field operations.
This punishment is the result of being caught using a foreign substance during an away game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium on the 20th.
During the 2021 season, Major League Baseball is inspecting pitchers from time to time during games while strengthening regulations related to the use of foreign substances. If the use of a foreign substance is detected here, a 10-game suspension is imposed along with an automatic expulsion.
This case was controversial because no unusual abnormalities were found in Scherzer’s pitching. Scherzer also emphasized that it was a (legal메이저사이트) rosin several times and showed that he was not satisfied with the decision.
Scherzer was reportedly going to appeal the disciplinary action, but he waived it.
In an interview with local media after the announcement of his disciplinary action, he said, “I thought the neutral coordinator was handling appeals, but it wasn’t. I heard that the MLB secretariat handles the appeals process.” He said, “I decided to follow what I wanted at the Mets. That is me accepting the discipline,” he said, revealing that he plans to digest the discipline.
As if aware of the criticism, the Major League Secretariat unusually added a lengthy explanation to the press release.
After reviewing various evidence, including referee reports and videos, they concluded that Scherzer had violated the rules even though he had been warned early in the game.
According to this, before pitching at the end of the 3rd inning, the referees did not find anything wrong with the hand, but after finding a sticky substance in the glove, they ordered the glove to be replaced.
When investigating before the pitch in the bottom of the 4th inning, it was found that the hand was more sticky than the previous test even before the ball was thrown, and the referees concluded that this was not a substance made only of rosin and sweat.
The referees reported that even after several innings, the substance on their hands was so sticky that it was difficult to wipe it off.
The Secretariat added to this, “The use of rosin by players must be consistent with the requirements of the official baseball regulations. In the case of excessive use on uniforms or gloves, the referees can define it as a prohibited foreign substance and can lead to expulsion or disciplinary action” and “Players should not combine rosin with other substances such as sunscreen to make it more sticky You can’t do it,” he said, pointing out that Scherzer clearly violated the rule.