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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

I played clean in the steroid era—and PEDs hurt players more than sign stealing does

The inequities of PED use make it personal. With the proliferation of PEDs, there was always a chance you could be supporting a teammate who was using in order to replace you—even if that was not his original intent. It can be right under your nose. As players started to fully understand the impact of PEDs on their careers, clean players became unsure who was friend or foe when it came to their job security. If you are clean, PEDs immediately put you on the downhill side of your career, and if you are already declining like I was in 2002, PEDs push you off a cliff.

Sign stealing does none of that.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 10, 2020 at 08:19 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: doug glanville, peds

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Diamondbacks’ Domingo Leyba receives 80-game drug suspension

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba was suspended for 80 games on Friday following a positive test under Major League Baseball’s drug program.

Leyba tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, an anabolic steroid.

“We were disappointed to learn of this news and hope that Domingo will take the time away from the game to reflect on his actions and learn from his mistakes,” the Diamondbacks said in a statement.

The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic hit .280 with five RBIs in 21 games with the Diamondbacks last year and batted .300 with 19 homers and 77 RBIs in 112 games at Reno of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He is considered one of Arizona’s top prospects and was 4 for 16 with a home run during spring training this year.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 07, 2020 at 01:14 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: domingo leyba, peds, suspensions

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Four minor leagues suspended after positive drug tests

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh pitcher Andy Maldonado and free agent pitcher Daniel De Leon were each suspended for 72 games under baseball’s minor league drug program on Friday following positive tests for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol.

Boston catcher Elih Marrero and free agent pitcher Cole Watts were each suspended for 50 games following positive tests for Amphetamine, a banned stimulant.

Maldonado, a 17-year-old right-hander, was 0-3 with an 8.62 ERA in 12 starts last season for Pirates1 of the rookie level Dominican Summer League.

DeLeon, an 18-year-old right-hander, was released by Texas in October after going 3-1 with a 6.81 ERA in 15 relief appearances during his second season with the DSL’s Rangers2.

 

QLE Posted: December 21, 2019 at 01:15 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: minor leaguers, peds

 

 

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