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Rockies infielder Omar Quintanilla suspended 50 games for PED use at Triple-A

Aug 12, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

Omar Quintanilla, who played 216 games for the Rockies from 2005-2009 before spending all of this season at Triple-A, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance called Methylhexanamine.
According to my extensive research on Methylhexanamine (read: Wikipedia) it’s intended to be used as a nasal decongestant but is also marketed as a dietary supplement and “was implicated as a stimulant used by five Jamaican athletes in 2009.”
Quintanilla hit just .220 with two homers and a .567 OPS in 559 total plate appearances for the Rockies and the 5-foot-9, 190-pound infielder has been limited to just 34 games at Triple-A this season because of injuries.
And now he’ll never get into the Hall of Fame.

  1. CrazyYankee - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Wise Ass Comment of the Day: He can get in, he would have to pay for admission just like the rest of us stuffy nosed blokes

  2. BC - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    .220 with 2 home runs? Seems like the problem that he’s not taking ENOUGH of the stuff.

  3. David Coleman - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Extensive post on Methylhex that’s worth your time. It’s in a pre-workout supplement known as Jack3d, but is not listed on the label.
    http://www.crawfishboxes.com/2010/8/7/1610513/methylhexanamine-a-banned-substance

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