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Joel Peralta suspended 8 games

Updated: June 21, 2012, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.

Peralta has appealed, and can continue to play until the process is complete. The Rays were at Washington on Thursday night.

Peralta was ejected from Tuesday night's game in Washington after umpires found pine tar on his mitt.

The incident led to a verbal spat between managers Joe Maddon of the Rays and Davey Johnson of the ...

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