The southpaw of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Caleb smith, was suspended 10 games and received an undisclosed fine after a foreign substance was found in his glove during an Aug. 18 game, the MLB.
Caleb smith he was ejected from a game against the Philadelphia Phillies after his glove was confiscated and turned over to league officials during a substance check after the end of the eighth inning.
The 30-year-old left-hander, Caleb Smith, is the second player to be suspended since MLB began enforcing the rules prohibiting the use of foreign substances more aggressively earlier this season. Seattle Mariners reliever Hector Santiago was the first to receive a 10-game suspension in late June. Caleb smith is appealing the suspension.
Smith, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins on the 2020 trade deadline in the Starling Marte deal, is 4-8 with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 33 games (13 starts) this season.
– Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 24, 2021
Bad news… .Caleb Smith got caught CHEATING… Allegedly pic.twitter.com/0toTw5Y2Pt
– Baseball Doesn’t Exist (@BaseballDoesnt) August 19, 2021
Did he have to use substances?
The 30-year-old Caleb Smith has a 5.12 ERA in 95 innings with 108 strikeouts, not good for a starter. Plus, taking on the Philadelphia Phillies like those hitters shouldn’t be easy at all when you’re used to having extra help to pitch on the pitch. MLB.