New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been suspended 10 games and fined by Major League Baseball for violating the rules regarding foreign substances, it was announced Wednesday.
German will not appeal and began serving the suspension Wednesday. He cannot be replaced on the roster and the Yankees will be forced to play with 25 men instead of 26.
The right-hander was ejected in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays for having his hand coated with something tackier than rosin, umpire James Hoye said.
"The instant I looked at his hand, it was extremely shiny and extremely sticky," Hoye told a pool reporter Tuesday night. "It's the stickiest hand I've ever felt. My fingers had a hard time coming off his palm."