Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Joel Peralta faces a suspension after being caught with pine tar in his glove and getting kicked out of Tuesday's game. Peralta didn't have much of an explanation for the pine tar, of which umpiring crew chief Tim Tschida said there was "a significant amount" in the glove. "That's my BP glove, I'm out there every day playing catch with it, it's hot here," Peralta said after the Rays' 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals. "That's what I've got to say about it." Rays manager Joe Maddon was upset with what happened because of how Peralta was singled out for what Maddon said was "a common practice" among pitchers and for the potential damage to his reputation. "That Joel does not get vilified, that's my concern, because this guy has done a great job," Maddon said. "He's been an excellent relief pitcher. And to in any way tarnish what he's done to this point because there's going to be suggestions made based on what happened tonight, and I think that'...
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