(Los Angeles) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes starter Trevor Bauer is receiving unfair treatment from Major League Baseball after referees in the game against Oakland Athletics kept balls he launched to determine if they were coated with a banned substance.
However, Roberts admitted on Friday that he noticed that the referees were collecting balls from all the pitchers when the baseball tried to get hold of the pitchers who allegedly tampered with them.
However, the manager asked that Bauer seems particularly targeted by the MLB investigation, according to a text from The Athletic.
During his daily press conference, before the World Series champion’s ringing ceremony, Roberts asked why Bauer was specifically named in The Athletic article, which is based on anonymous sources.
Balls coated with a banned substance, such as pine resin, provide a higher spin speed when thrown correctly, and improve both fast ball movement and power.
The league warned its 30 clubs in March that they would monitor this more closely.
In addition, the Dodgers put the name of outfielder Cody Bellinger on the 10-day injury list on Friday.
World Series MVP Bellinger suffers from a left calf confusion.
The injury was the result of accidental spitting by Reymin Guduan of Oakland Athletics on Monday.