Caught! MLB suspends Diamondbacks pitcher for substance abuse

On the afternoon of this Tuesday, August 24, it was announced that the Major League Baseball (MLB) has suspended Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith for being found to be using substance abuse during his mountaineering work a few days ago. Smith became the second pitcher to have been caught thanks to increased vigilance by the League.

Caught red handed! Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith has been suspended by Major League Baseball after he was discovered using substances to modify his pitches.

The pitcher will have to serve 10 games of suspension without being able to see action after he was sent off in the eighth inning of the game against the Phillies last week when the umpire in charge noticed a strange substance on his glove.

Smith’s suspension will begin on Tuesday, July 24, when the Diamondbacks play the Pittsburgh Pirates and as part of the punishment, they will not be able to cover his absence from the 26-player roster.

Caleb Smith joins Héctor Santiago as the pitchers who have been sanctioned by Major League Baseball in 2021 for this situation and since the anti-substance plan was launched.

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