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MLB crackdown on sticky stuff begins next week, and Yankees, rest of the league are on notice

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New York Daily News

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As if the Yankees didn’t have enough to overcome, now they will have their pitchers — and every other team’s pitcher — undergoing inspections for illegal substances starting next week. MLB announced on Tuesday that it will eject and suspend pitchers caught with any foreign substances for 10 days with pay. Umpires will be charged with regularly inspecting pitchers, even if opposing managers don’t request inspections. The crackdown will begin on June 21. Repeat offenders will be hit with escalating punishment. “After an extensive process of repeated warnings without effect, gathe…

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