Performance Enhancing Drugs
A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Former Giant Melky Cabrera and current Athletic Bartolo Colon are among the 20 or so players who may be disciplined for their links to the now-closed Miami clinic, Biogenesis of America.
Newly surfaced documents documents reportedly add five names to the list of ballplayers linked to Anthony Bosch’s controversial Biogenesis clinic, including Oakland A’s reliever Jordan Norberto.
The 37-year-old Lewis, who has announced he will retire after playing against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl, dismissed the report as “stupidity.”
That was John Madden’s reaction to the Giants three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers following the suspension of their star outfielder for use of performance enhancing drugs.
Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday that the order was stopped just before printing after Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball last Wednesday following his positive test of testosterone.
Melky Cabrera’s fifty game suspension for use of performance enhancing drugs means he could return for some post-season play if the Giants reach the playoffs. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that shouldn’t happen.
The Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office said Wednesday that San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds. Guilty on a technicality. Cycling legend Lance Armstrong. Not even prosecuted. Now baseball great Roger Clemens. Acquitted on all counts.
Manager Bob Melvin says the A’s want to make sure Ramirez is fully prepared and comfortable with his swing before he plays in major league games following his stint with Triple-A Sacramento. Melvin still hopes that could be on time.