LEADING OFF: MLB Crackdown Coming, DeGrom Up, Glasnow Down
AP -- Now that Major League Baseball has detailed the coming crackdown on illegal substances, pitchers must get prepared to command their stuff without the same sort of tacky aides. The commissioner's office announced that pitchers will be ejected and suspended 10 games for using illicit sticky stuff to better their grip on the baseball.
Increased enforcement begins Monday. Meanwhile, two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom is set to take his regular turn for the Mets against the Cubs after leaving Friday's outing with right flexor tendinitis. A precautionary MRI showed no problem. And Rays ace Tyler Glasnow says he won't have surgery — for now — to fix a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.