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Report: MLB to crack down on foreign substances


(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball players have reportedly been briefed on a new policy change. The league is expected to announce Tuesday that any player caught with any foreign substance will be suspended for 10 days with pay, ESPN reports.

This is an effort to minimize the widespread use of grip enhancers by pitchers throughout the sport, sources familiar with the plans told ESPN. 

The foreign substances in question range from a sunscreen-and-rosin combination to Spider Tack, an industrial glue that helps pitchers generate more spin on the ball.

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