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Saturday, June 02, 2012
One hitters…not in his immediate future (but then again).
Triple-A Syracuse right-handed reliever Josh Wilkie has been suspended 50 games for use of a banned substance, according to a club source.
Wilkie said in a text message that he was suspended for a spice in a type of flavored tobacco. The spice is legal, but not permissible according to Major League Baseball’s banned substance guidelines.
“I’m very disappointed and embarrassed,” Wilkie said in a text. “It is my responsibility to check and re-check whatever it is i put into my body and in this case i failed to do the proper research before using a product recommended to me by the store owner at the local shop where they sell hookah products and tobacco. I will rebound from this and hopefully with another opportunity i can prove myself as a competitive successful pitcher in the Nationals organization. I am going to continue to stay in shape and pitch and be ready when the suspension is up.”
Posted: June 02, 2012 at 02:27 PM | 42 comment(s)
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