Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sports

Report: Another steroid suspension coming this week

Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for a steroid commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported.

The positive test for Turinabol is one of a handful being processed, according to the program. It's the same drug that Blue Jays 1B/OF Chris Colabello and Phillies LHP Daniel Stumpf tested positive for last month. Cardinals C Cody Stanley was suspended in September after he tested positive for the drug.

MLB officials haven't found any specific connections to explain the drug's resurgence, the program reported, though better testing technology and/or a supplement taken by athletes might explain why positive tests are spiking.

The players who tested positive have been informed, and MLB officials are still wrapping up the administrative process required to suspend them, according to the program.

A-ROD TO DL: Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday while the 40-year-old was running out a grounder in the fifth inning against the Orioles.

RANGERS-INDIANS TRADE: Cleveland acquired former Rays C Chris Gimenez from Texas for cash considerations. The Indians needed an experienced catcher after Roberto Perez injured his right thumb last weekend.

ANGELS: It's uncertain whether RHP Garrett Richards will make his next scheduled start Friday after he pitched just four innings Sunday because of dehydration and cramping.

BRAVES: OF Hector Olivera's paid administrative leave was extended a second time through Tuesday in an agreement by Major League Baseball and the Players Association. Olivera was arrested April 13 and charged with assaulting a woman at a hotel outside Washington, D.C. … RF Nick Markakis left the team because of a family emergency.

CUBS: RF Jason Heyward (sore right wrist) did not start for a third straight game and is listed as day to day.

GIANTS: RHP Sergio Romo, on the DL since April 15 with a flexor strain in his pitching arm, played catch at 90 feet on flat ground.

DODGERS: Double-A SS Erisbel Arruebarrena was suspended for the rest of the season for the second straight year. The team declined to reveal specifics, calling it a "repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract."

NATIONALS: OF Ben Revere (right oblique strain) will join the team in Chicago today and be evaluated before being activated.

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Times wires

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Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

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