- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Joel Peralta has been suspended by Major League Baseball for eight games after his glove contained high amounts of pine tar during Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals, the league announced Thursday. Peralta will appeal the suspension.

In the middle of the eighth inning on Tuesday, Nationals manager Davey Johnson had umpire Tim Tschida check Peralta’s glove for a foreign substance. The umpires confiscated Peralta’s glove, then ejected him moments later.

Once the appeal process is complete, Peralta will serve any suspension given to him.