Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Reports of an alleged foreign substance in
the glove of Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was apparently not an issue for
the St. Louis Cardinals.
Various social media outlets posted video and still pictures of a green
substance in Lester's glove during Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday
The Cardinals, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, were unconcerned.
"As far as I'm concerned it's a non-issue," said Cardinals general manager
John Mozeliak in a statement to the newspaper. "It's something that arose in
social media and not from our players or manager or our coaching staff. To me
it does not represent a concern."
Cardinals minor leaguer Tyler Melling posted a picture on Twitter late in the
game, showing a green spot inside Lester's glove and suggested that he could
be doctoring the ball.
Video posted shows Lester reaching inside his glove and then touching the back
of his cap.
"We cannot draw any conclusions from this video," Major League Baseball said
in a statement to the paper. "There were no complaints from the Cardinals and
the umpires never detected anything indicating a foreign substance throughout
Lester was brilliant in the opener, allowing just five singles with a walk and
eight strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings in Boston's 8-1 victory.
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