Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Decision on Peralta likely to come Thursday
Posted Jun 20, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM
WASHINGTON Major League Baseball is expected to announce its ruling on Rays pitcher Joel Peralta as early as Thursday.
Peralta was ejected from Tuesday’s 5-4 win against the Nationals in the bottom of the eighth inning after umpires found pine tar inside his glove. The glove was confiscated and sent to the MLB office in New York.
Peralta faces a suspension that could be as along as 10 days. The Rays will be one man short on the roster during that suspension.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday the team would likely call up a pitcher and send a position player down to keep a seven-man bullpen at the expense of a shortened bench.