Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta.

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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta.

Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith was available for Friday night’s game at the Braves.

Smith, a left-hander, was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm in the seventh inning of Thursday night’s 10-1 loss to the Braves.

Smith said he uses the substances to help him feel the ball better.

“That’s it. It’s the grip,” he said. “It’s not going to spin more. You’re not going to throw harder. You’ve got what you got.”

Notes

• Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston’s Class AAA team. New York manager Joe Girardi said the Japanese right-hander will be limited to 65 pitches in his game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Pawtucket, R.I. Girardi said it was possible that Tanaka could rejoin the Yankees after that minor-league start. Tanaka has been on the disabled list since April 27 because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a strained forearm.

• Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players have further angered their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event. The organization had said players would attend the event on Thursday at Marlins Park to benefit the inner cities baseball program. When no players showed, fans complained on social media, and team president David Samson said he was disappointed, too. Player attendance was optional, but some players who committed to go did not show, Samson said. The group absence raised suspicions they were protesting the recent firing of manager Mike Redmond. Reliever Steve Cishek said the losing streak simply left the team in no mood to socialize.