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Two Twins minor leaguers suspended for PEDs

Mar 13, 2012, 5:08 PM EST

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Major League Baseball just announced that two Minor League players from the Minnesota Twins organization have received 50-game suspensions for taking PEDs.

They’re not major minor league players — they’re pitchers Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela of the team’s Dominican Summer League team — but not everyone can be Ryan Braun.  They tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone and metabolites of Stanozolol, respectively.

They should hire Braun’s lawyer. He would argue that they were not attempting to enhance performance. They were doing controlled scientific testing. Their paper — “On the benefits of competing metabolites; Nandrolone vs. Stanozlol” — was going to be published in a respected medical journal next summer.

That’s how I’d argue it, anyway.

  1. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Sometimes my Dad would drink 11 beers and then carefully (and stealthily, or so he thought) clear some room in the fridge and place the last beer in its own little No Man’s Land. It was such a challenging gesture. “Here stands this last beer, and may God have mercy on your soul if you steal it and get caught.”

    Anyway, no idea what this article is about, just thought it was funny no one has commented on it yet.

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