ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Angels reliever Brendan Donnelly was suspended 10 days by major league baseball yesterday for having pine tar on his glove during a game against the Washington Nationals.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia and Nationals manager Frank Robinson were suspended for one game apiece and fined. The managers screamed at each other after Robinson had umpires inspect Donnelly's glove for a foreign substance in the top of the seventh inning during the Nationals' 6-3 victory Tuesday.
Donnelly has appealed and will play until a decision is made following his hearing, which is scheduled next Friday.
''I'm not denying the fact that I had some pine tar on my glove. I did," Donnelly said last night. ''But similar circumstances with other players have resulted in lesser lengths in penalties."