Michael Pineda: 'Dirt' was on hand

Updated: April 11, 2014, 12:39 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said it wasn't brought to his attention until the fourth inning Thursday night that Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda had what appeared to be pine tar on the palm of his right hand.

When Pineda -- who after the game said the substance was dirt -- came out for the fifth inning, Farrell said it appeared the pitcher's hand had been wiped clean, so the manager never brought it to the attention of the umpiring crew.

"No one said a word," ...

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