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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cubs Coach Loretta Suspended for Talking to NY Replay

MLB suspended Chicago Cubs Bench Coach Mark Loretta one game for using the umpires’ Replay Review headset to speak with the Replay Official in New York in an attempt to get an explanation for an outcome that didn’t go his team’s way.

On Saturday, September 21, Replay confirmed 3B Umpire and Crew Chief Mike Everitt’s third inning ruling that Cubs runner Kyle Schwarber was out during a stolen base attempt when Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter appeared to tag Schwarber with the heel of his glove.

Following the confirmed ruling, Loretta purportedly intercepted the on-field Replay Review technician and spoke via headset to the Replay Operations Center, earning Loretta a one-game suspension for unauthorized use of equipment (“inappropriate conduct”), which he served Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Sincere question: Has something like this happened before?

 

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:20 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: mark loretta, replay, suspensions

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Twins RHP Pineda given 60-game suspension

MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason.

Major League Baseball said Pineda tested positive for the banned substance and the suspension takes effect immediately.

Pineda, 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds, said in a statement he took an over-the-counter medication given to him by an acquaintance to help manage his weight. The pills contained hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that can mask other substances.

“Michael Pineda is a big member of this team in a lot of different ways, beyond the field as well as on it,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said Saturday before the Twins held a team meeting preceding their game at home against Cleveland. “Because of that, it does create a challenge. Our team has been pretty resilient with everything that’s been thrown at it to this point, and I think we’re going to have the ability to acknowledge this and process what’s going on and still continue to go out there and do our jobs.”

 

QLE Posted: September 08, 2019 at 12:22 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: michael pineda, suspensions

 

 

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