Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday in the first penalty following MLB’s investigation of the Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
The baseball players’ association says any suspensions resulting from the sport’s latest drug investigation likely won’t be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.
Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.
Braun said all along that his suspension for a positive drug test would be overturned. He was right — and MLB isn’t happy.
Alex Rodriguez’s relationship with his former steroid “mule” is again raising eyebrows. A-Rod’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, is “traveling with Rodriguez on some road trips, despite being banned by the Yankees,” the Daily News reported on Thursday.
After discussing upcoming collective bargaining Tuesday with major league general managers, MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred said adding wild-card teams for 2011 would be “a difficult trick to pull off.”