MLB Rumors: More PED suspensions expected, big name players involved?

MLB Rumors: More PED suspensions expected, big name players involved?

The MLB have suspended several players who violated the league’s policy regarding performance-enhancing drugs. According to the latest MLB rumors, more players will be suspended, but no big name is expected to be involved.

T.J. Quinn of ESPN noted in his report that the unnamed players tested positive for Turinabol, the same PED found in the system of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello and Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Daniel Stumpf.

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Turinabol or 4-Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone is an anabolic steroid commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. However, no other pharmaceutical company produces Turinabol since the 1990s and it can only be acquired on the black market.

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Both Colabello and Stumpf were suspended by the MLB for 80 games without pay. Other players suspended this season for violating the league’s drug policy include Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Josh Ravin, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, Baltimore Orioles catcher Taylor Teagarden and Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Kameron Loe.

The biggest name on the suspension list is Gordon, who was an All-Star and the National League batting champion last season. He was caught using exogenous testosterone and the anabolic steroid clostebol.

Quinn also mentioned in his reports that the soon-to-be suspended players already know that they tested positive. The MLB is still processing their suspensions through their own administrative process.

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“Sources did not say when the players tested positive or how many are on major league rosters, but anyone on a team’s 40-man roster has the right to appeal, which can delay a suspension by several weeks,” Quinn added.

On the other hand, the MLB is currently investigating Turinabol’s resurgence and they have two possible explanations for it. First, is the new and improved PED testing technology is very effective and second, a supplement known as Alpha-4D sold by Shredded Labs were taken by the players.

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