Ashcraft Told to Remove Wedding Band During Foreign Substance Check

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Sports Illustrated

By Jelani Scott The right-hander learned of a unique, new MLB rule in an unexpected way on Saturday. View the original article to see embedded media. Reds pitcher Graham Ashcraft learned of a unique new MLB rule during a confusing scene early in Saturday’s home matchup against the Brewers. As the right-hander exited the mound after the top of the first inning, Ashcraft was stopped by first-base umpire John Tumpane for a routine foreign substance check. As Tumpane examined the pitcher’s hands, he observed a silicone wedding band on Ashcraft’s glove hand, and promptly asked him to remove it. Ash…

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