What’s the Worst Excuse for a Positive PED Test?

A positive drug test is one of the worst things that can happen to an elite athlete. Use of performance-enhancing drugs will not only result in loss of earnings from inability to compete, but it will also brand the athlete as a cheater, permanently damaging their reputation. This means athletes will often provide very creative…

MiLB and MLB PED Suspension Rundown: 2019 All-Star Break

The first half of the year is over, so let's check in on the status of PED suspensions throughout MiLB and MLB so far this year. This is an update on my previous edition posted this spring. MiLB Suspensions 1/25: Junior Harding, CIN P (Methylphenidate, 50 G) 1/25: Alex Schick, MIN P (Amphetamine, 50 G)…

2019 PED Suspension Rundown: Spring Training Edition

Opening Day is upon us, so it's time to begin tracking MLB and MiLB PED suspensions once again. This initial rundown will take us up towards the end of Spring Training. Please note I only track suspensions for PEDs and stimulants, not so-called "drugs of abuse." Information is courtesy of milb.com and spotrac.com. MiLB Suspensions…

Final 2018 PED Suspension Rundown

Now that we're well into January, I have updated my prior posts from March, May and July 2018 with the final information through the end of 2018. The Eric Skoglund suspension will be reflected in my 2019 tracking. I expect to make my first post about 2019 suspensions after Spring Training. I am also thinking…

MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown Update #2

Now that the All-Star Break is upon us, it's time to update my prior posts tracking PED suspensions at the minor-league and major-league levels. Information is courtesy of spotrac.com and milb.com. Minor-League Suspensions 1/12: Wilfre Delgado, RHP - CHC (72 games, Stanozolol) 1/12: Antonio Police, RHP - BOS (72 games, Boldenone) 1/12: Joel Romero, Free…

Updated 2018 MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown

UPDATE (7/16/18): I have updated this post to reflect the total suspension numbers for the first half of the 2018 season. After seeing the news of Robinson CanĂ³'s PED-related suspension last week, I decided it was time to update my post from March listing major-league and minor-league players suspended under the PED policy in 2018.…