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Joel Peralta Ejection: Rays Reliever Pulled From Game With Foreign Substance On Glove

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected in the eight inning of Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. Peralta was sent to the showers by homeplate umpire Tim Tschida for having a foreign substance on his glove. Davey Johnson indicated that there had been chirping about pine tar during Spring Training, but it's still unconfirmed exactly what substance was on Peralta's glove. Johnson asked Tschida to check Peralta's cap and glove.

Peralta was with the Nationals organization just two years ago, playing for Triple-A Syracuse. Johnson also said it was no secret that he was a member of the organization and there was already info held over there. As Adam Kilgore notes, Trent Jewett, the Nationals first base coach, managed Peralta in Syracuse.

Video of the ejection below:

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