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Friday, August 06, 2021

Oakland A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano suspended 80 games for PED violation

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

MLB said Laureano, a 27-year-old who is in his fourth season with the A’s, tested positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug. The suspension is effective immediately.

Laureano denied that he knowingly took the banned substance in a statement released by the players’ association and said he “was shocked” when he learned about the positive test.

“I have worked too hard and given too much to this sport to disrespect or cheat the game that I love,” he said in the statement. “I would never do anything to dishonor my family, teammates, and coaches or do anything to let down the many young ball players that look up to me.

“I take great care of my body and have an extremely regimented diet. Based on the minuscule amount that was briefly in my body, I’ve learned that it is likely that it was contamination of something I ingested.

“I have been educated about PEDs through the RBI program and Baseball Factory while growing up. I know I don’t need any of that to perform on the baseball field. All my athletic success has come from my hard work, focus and dedication to the game.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2021 at 08:37 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: peds, ramon laureano

Friday, July 30, 2021

Mariners’ Hector Santiago, who protested sticky stuff suspension, hit with 80-game ban for PEDs

As it turns out, receiving MLB’s first 10-game suspension for using illegal substances on the mound wasn’t Hector Santiago’s biggest problem.

The Seattle Mariners reliever was hit with an 80-game suspension after testing positive for exogenous testosterone, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.


Santiago later announced he would not appeal his suspension, claiming that he underwent a hormonal replacement replacement therapy in 2020 while unaffiliated with a club. While he signed a minor league deal that year with the Detroit Tigers, the Tigers released him ahead of the season in July.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2021 at 09:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hector santiago, peds

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Miami Marlins lose RHP Paul Campbell for 80 games, after positive test for anabolic steroid

Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Paul Campbell was suspended 80 games on Monday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in violation of Major League Baseball’s drug program.

The suspension involving the performance-enhancing drug dehydrochlormethyltestosterone was effective immediately, MLB said.

The 25-year-old Campbell, a Rule 5 acquisition in December from Tampa Bay, said he never knowingly ingested the PED, or had even heard of it.

“Due to the fact that I do not know the origin of how this substance has entered into my system, I currently have no viable defense,” Campbell said in a statement. “I have unfortunately become one of the many athletes, across multiple sports, who are presenting themselves to the world and asking for members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers as to why this metabolite is continuing to show up in athletes’ bodies, and ultimately costing them significant detours in their careers.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 04, 2021 at 02:12 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: peds

Monday, May 03, 2021

Another No-No for Nolan? No Problem (and no questions asked…)

“Among those on the field celebrating Ryan’s lucky #7 are promising young slugger Juan Gonzalez; star first baseman Rafael Palmiero; rookie catcher Pudge Rodriguez; rotation-mate Kevin Brown; MVP runner-up Ruben Sierra; and Ryan’s close friend/pitching coach/fitness guru Tom House, who is almost famous for catching Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.”

gehrig97 Posted: May 03, 2021 at 12:12 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: no-hitters, nolan ryan, peds, steroids

 

 

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