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Major League Baseball (MLB) appears to be using the technology to combat token espionage. As ESPN reports , catchers will now be allowed to use a pad on their wrist to let the pitcher know which throw they want.
The player is banned for 80 games
Pedro Severino of the Milwaukee Brewers has been suspended by MLB for 80 games. A 28-year-old man from the Dominican Republic tested positive for clomiphene. The active substance is actually used in fertility drugs, but the hormone is considered a performance-enhancing substance and is therefore banned in the league.
There was a big scandal in the North American professional league because of the brand investigation. En route to winning the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros used illegal technical devices, such as a camera, to decode the opponent’s signals and relay them to their own hitters. It hit the trash can – the agreed amount.
The Astros were fined $5 million
Such excesses should now be prevented. The pitcher receives the pitcher’s information via a button on his ear, and up to three other players on the team can use the technology at the same time.
The Astros incident cost several people their jobs, the franchise was fined $5 million and lost its draft pick.
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