Seattle Mariners pitcher Héctor Santiago has received a 10-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for possessing a foreign substance on his glove at the end of the fifth inning of his Club’s Sunday, June 27th game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Michael Hill, Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President for On-Field Operations, made the announcement.
The suspension of Santiago had been scheduled to begin tonight, when the Mariners are scheduled to play the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field in Buffalo. However, Santiago has elected to appeal. Thus, the discipline will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.