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Yankees | Michael Pineda admits to using pine tar

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar during his outing Wednesday, April 23, but said he wasn't doing it to cheat, but rather to get a grip on the ball to ensure he wouldn't hit anyone with an errant pitch. "I fully respect that on a cold night you're trying to get a grip, but when it's that obvious something has got to be said," Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Both Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi expect Pineda to be suspended for the incident.

Fantasy Tip: If Pineda is suspended, he's unlikely to miss more than a start or two for the incident. Be prepared to go in another direction for a week if that happens.

2014-04-24 08:56:40 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews

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