MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak holds the ball between pitches during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NEW YORK — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.