The PED crucible, which we hoped would be microscopic by now, just won’t go away. It’s turned into a twisted game show of “Name That Cheat.”
The New York Daily News is reporting that Alex Rodriguez sought advice on supplements from Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative founder Victor Conte, who was at the center of the largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping.
13 players were penalized Monday as a result of Major League Baseball’s six-month-plus drug investigation of Biogenesis. But the Oakland A’s were able to breathe a sigh of relief as pitching ace Bartolo Colon was not among the players punished for his involvement in the scandal.
Lawyers draw up a statement and carefully avoid any mention of steroids. That’s the way it’s done so the “words” won’t come back to bite the cheaters in the rear end. Bruan, naturally, is being vilified because of his vehement denial last year when he walked because of a technicality. (Memo to the tester: Don’t store Bruan’s pee in your home fridge) His lawyers smartly worked out a plea deal with MLB that won’t extend to 150 games, thus saving him $4.5 million into next season.
Jim Harbaugh has used the recent run of suspensions on the division rival Seattle Seahawks for performance-enhancing drug infractions as a reminder to his own San Francisco team: Cheating won’t be tolerated.
Bartolo Colon won his fourth straight start and Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer to lead the Oakland A’s to a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Melky Cabrera wants everyone to know just how sorry he is. Sorry for cheating, sorry for lying, sorry for letting down the San Francisco Giants and their supportive city. Cabrera has returned to AT&T Park with Toronto this week for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension last Aug. 15 following a positive testosterone test.
Major League Baseball said it is “extremely disappointed” about new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against Alex Rodriguez and other players contained in a newspaper report.
The San Francisco Giants have no plans to bring back suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera for the postseason if the club is still playing when he is eligible to return.
Mota has only thrown 10 2/3 innings with the Giants this season. He was suspended in May for testing positive for a banned substance. Because it was his second violation, Mota was suspended for 100 games.