Oakland Athletics are probably even more grateful to them Acquired Starling Marte before the transaction deadline.
MLB Auckland outfielder Ramon Laureano confirmed on Friday that he had suspended 80 games for free after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Nandrolone. The ban will take effect immediately and Laureano will be ineligible for post-season play. Chris Quick Of Yahoo Sports.
“A was disappointed to know this stop,” the club said in a statement shared by the league. “We fully support MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment program and welcome Ramon after discipline is followed.”
Laureano drastically reduced 246 / .317 / .443 with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs on Friday night. 27-year-old player explained in a statement shared by the MLB Players Association:
“I never deliberately ingested banned substances and endangered the game I loved for the rest of my life. I was shocked when I found out that nandrolone was positive. I had my body. I have learned that it is likely to be a contamination of what I have ingested, based on the very small amount that was temporarily contained in my body.
“While I was growing up, I was educated about PED through the RBI program and the baseball factory. I know that I don’t need PED to play at the baseball stadium. All my athletic successes, A game born of my diligence, concentration and dedication.
“I apologize that this could affect my teammates, Billy Beane, David Forst, and Auckland’s entire organization, community, and fan base. I’m devastated. I’m a person. Anyone who really knows knows how much I know I love games and I’ll never intentionally do this. ”
As pointed out by ESPN, The aforementioned Marté was popped for Nandrolone in the spring of 2017.
Oakland started on Friday 61-48 and finished second in the American League West, four games behind the Houston Astros.
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Ramon Laureano suspends 80 games with PED
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