Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Report: Another steroid suspension coming this week

SIDELINED: Alex Rodriguez, who leads the last-place Yankees with five homers, is out at least two weeks with a hamstring strain.

Getty Images

SIDELINED: Alex Rodriguez, who leads the last-place Yankees with five homers, is out at least two weeks with a hamstring strain.

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.

Report: Another steroid suspension coming this week 05/04/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Checklist to help Bucs swagger into the postseason

    Bucs

    To boost their playoff prospects, the Bucs need to beat Atlanta at least once, as they did last year. Twice would be even nicer. (Loren Elliott, Times)
  2. Baddest of them all? Steelers LB James Harrison, hands down

    Bucs

    "No badass list is complete - or should begin anywhere else other than with - James Harrison," says Eric Edholm, an NFL writer who has worked at Yahoo Sports. (Associated Press)
  3. Good to be bad? Dirk Koetter's call for bold, brash Bucs

    Bucs

    Is being a badass team all about swagger and toughness? "Our whole thing is about competing," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says. (Loren Elliott | Times)
  4. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns over 'inappropriate conduct' (w/ video)

    College

    OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels overcoming adversity and getting ready for the college football season.

    If Hugh Freeze hadn’t resigned, Ole Miss says it would have fired him for violating his contract’s moral turpitude clause.
  5. Fennelly: With playoff chase in high gear, it's time for Rays to make a move

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Thursday was an off-day for the Rays, who are coming off a solid western swing. I assume there was no rest for the tag-team Rays baseball brain trust of Matt Silverman, Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom, whose job it is to improve this team in advance of the trade deadline. They've done a good job …

    Evan Longoria is glad to see the Rangers coming to town: He’s batting .296 against them with 15 homers and 56 RBIs in 69 career games.