Major League Baseball resumes the use of brooches of foreign substances.
The league’s advanced plans for enforcing foreign substances rules are in the final stages, and a note may be sent to teams as early as next week, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Olney notes that several rules are under discussion:
- The referees will randomly check the brooches for foreign substances during the games.
- Violators could be suspended 10 days without pay.
- Position players will also be subjected to foreign substance tests.
Launchers who use foreign substances and a lack of baseball discipline regarding the issue have become hot topics around MLB with media and falling across the board. The league’s .236 battle average is currently the lowest in history.
Trevor Bauer, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher was recently investigated by the baseball doctor, and St. Louis Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos he had had his hat taken to an arbitrator suspected of treason.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos recently blamed MLB for not taking action on the matter, saying, “The league doesn’t matter.”
According to ESPN, a source said during a game last week that it was very obvious that a brocade was using a foreign substance, and players have begun to “scream to stop cheating.”