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Three minor leaguers suspended

Aug 29, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Rachel Leigh Cook

From the blotter, Major League Baseball has announced some suspensions:

  • Philadelphia Phillies Minor League right-handed pitcher Gustavo Armas, who is on the roster of the Venezuelan Summer League Phillies, has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone.
  • Detroit Tigers Minor League shortstop Moises Bello, who is on the roster of the Venezuelan Summer League Tigers, has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
  • Chicago White Sox Minor League catcher Nicholas Parent, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League, has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

  1. reediddy - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Can someone clarify as to why this picture is always used when news of a minor-league suspension arises?!

    • nderdog - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      It’s a still from the old PSA “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs.”

    • Caught Looking - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      This is why:

      • reediddy - Aug 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        :-O

  2. apkyletexas - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    I guess this probably shines a little light on why White Sox coach Mark Parent had such a short fuse that he got thrown out of the game before it started the other day. This was the week his son Nick got busted for juicing.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Aug 29, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Said Armas and Bello – uhhhh … MLB sends guys to Venezuela for testing?? Oh crap.

    • jwbiii - Aug 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      Testing started in the VSL started in 2006. Those guys haven’t played yet so they’re probably 16 or 17, so it would have started when they were 10.

      Boldenone? Who takes boldenone? That stuff can stick around in your system at levels high enough to fail a test for over a year. (Reviews drug suspension database) The answer to this, and many hypothetical PED related questions, is, “Teenage Dominican pitchers.”

      • unclemosesgreen - Aug 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM

        The only people who use Boldenone these days are trying to win a different “Triple Crown.”

  4. foreverchipper10 - Aug 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I feel like each week someone gets popped for Stanozolol. Why do people continue to use it if everyone is getting caught?

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