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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ronny Paulino suspended 100 games for second PED-related offense

Catcher Ronny Paulino hasn’t played in the majors since 2012 and is currently with the Tigers as a minor-leaguer. Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced that he has been suspended for 100 games as a result of testing positive for exogenous Testosterone.

This is Paulino’s second offense, hence the 100-game ban instead of 50.

Repoz Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:22 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4655871)
I can cross him off my HOF Ballot.
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4655874)
I always got Ryan Doumit and Ronny Paulino confused.

Apropos of nothing.
   3. Jeltzandini Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:35 PM (#4655876)
Is this the end of the Love Revolution?
   4. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:36 PM (#4655878)
So they suspected he took the PED just once and wasn't on a regular schedule? Otherwise I'm sure MLB would have bought his stolen medical records and suspended him for 211 . . . I mean 162 games, give or take.
   5. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:45 PM (#4655884)
Paulino's exactly the sort of player you'd think would have a go at PEDs so long as there is any chance of beating the testing regime. He's a replacement(ish)-level ballplayer who's about to turn 33. A small improvement and maybe he's spending the next four years as a backup catcher somewhere, making two or three million dollars and maxing out his pension. Or he doesn't use, suffers a little bit more age-related decline, and is completely done after a couple more years hanging around in AAA. The pressure to give it another try would be overwhelming.
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 12, 2014 at 06:03 PM (#4655893)
Given the level of effort he displayed in Pittsburgh, I am, to be honest, kind of surprised to know that Ronny Paulino cared enough about his career to take PEDs even once, much less twice.
   7. Booey Posted: February 12, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4655991)
I'd be SHOCKED AND OFFENDED!!! by this news if I had any idea who Ronny Paulino was.
   8. Hack Wilson Posted: February 13, 2014 at 08:25 AM (#4656106)
Paulino, 32, will begin serving his suspension at the beginning of the season for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

Toledo-cruel and unusual punishment. He should appeal and try to serve his suspension in Hawaii. What is the third offense-North Korea?
   9. asinwreck Posted: February 13, 2014 at 08:37 AM (#4656110)
Put an asterisk on his home run total.
   10. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: February 13, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4656156)
If a Paulino fails a drug test in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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