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Seattle Mariners’ Héctor Santiago becomes the 1st pitcher ejected under new MLB policy after umpires find ‘a sticky substance’ on his glove

Most have been brief interactions before the player returns to the dugout. This time, though, the umpires kept Santiago’s glove and ejected the left-hander during the completion of Saturday’s suspended game at Guaranteed Rate Field.

“He was ejected for when his glove was inspected, for having a foreign substance that was sticky on the inside palm of his glove,” crew chief Tom Hallion told a pool reporter.

“What we do is we go around the whole glove, feeling for anything that would be sticky or something,” he said. “Yes, it was very noticeable, and then the rest of the crew inspected to make sure we were all in agreement.