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Rays pitcher Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PEDS

Mar 24, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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Major League Baseball has announced that Rays pitcher Alex Colome has been suspended 50 games for taking the PED Boldenone. It’s an anabolic steroid, typically used for horses.

Colome, 25, made three starts for the Rays last year. He’s on the 40-man roster. He is currently with Durham, but had a good chance to contribute with the big club this year. He’s a hard thrower with a history of elbow ligament problems. Take your pick as to which of those traits the drugs were intended to augment and/or fix.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    That beard should be classified as a PED when it comes to slayin the ladies.

  2. themanytoolsofignorance - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Oy vey. Horse hormones? Really? This is the second report of horse hormones used if I have this correct. Did someone rob a veterinarian practice?

    • Old Gator - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      Perhaps his baseball performance wasn’t what he was trying to enhance, you know?

      • unclemosesgreen - Mar 24, 2014 at 5:41 PM

        I’m not too surprised – never liked the way he came galloping in from the bullpen.

    • paperlions - Mar 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      Back in the day (1960s-1980s), veterinarians were a common source for steroids for baseball players. Cheap, little regulation, easy to get, just as effective.

      • Old Gator - Mar 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM

        Knock knock.

        – Who’s there?

        Interrupting cow.

        – Interrupting cow….


      • genericcommenter - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM

        What? You know no one in baseball used steroids except for a brief era peaking in the late 90s-early 00s. Next you’re gonna tell me Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t get massive from milk and pushups and that the Hulkster lied about prayers and vitamins.

  3. raysfan1 - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    MLB has had PED rules in place for 10 years. Everyone knows them. Thus, the use of them for any reason is not acceptable.

    • paperlions - Mar 24, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      What if you have low T?

      • raysfan1 - Mar 24, 2014 at 7:07 PM

        That’s what therapeutic use exemptions are for. (I think there is currently 1.)

  4. sisqsage - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    There goes his shot to be the horse of the staff.

  5. sdelmonte - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    The Wikipedia listing says that no one has ever recommended this for human use, and that it can be detected months after active use has stopped. In other words, using this stuff is pretty dumb.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Should a baseball player use it? Neigh.

  6. tysonpunchinguterus - Mar 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    From what my reliable sources tell me, this was an accident. He was visiting a friend on a ranch and there was a new hire helping to administer the horses’ medication. The employee asked where to inject it and was told, “Just inject it in the horse’s ass.”

  7. El Bravo - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Does this mean Puig can use this legally?

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Josh Leuke slipped it in his drink.

  9. hittfamily - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Maybe he just ate in a UK Burger King. That’s where they got caught serving horse meat right?

    • genericcommenter - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      I’ve been accused up serving horse meat a few times.

  10. chiadam - Mar 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    Will he still be allowed to run in the Kentucky Derby?

  11. mikhelb - Mar 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    He could use the same argument that FIFA accepts time after time with no object by WADA: I consumed tainted beef meat, injected with horse hormones. I didn’t know and thus I can’t be suspended.

    Then again MLB is not FIFA nor WADA and the USADA permits higher levels of substances in the blood stream than WADA. And it is not (as) corrupt as FIFA.

  12. righthandofjustice - Mar 24, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    A major league player tested positive for PED in more than a year? What a MLB technology breakthrough!

    Wait… Oh, just a nobody who made only 3 major league starts who probably forgot to or was too poor to stuff a brown paper bag with “evidence” that would have proved his innocence.

  13. genericcommenter - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Maybe he has one of those A-Rod paintings in his bedroom.

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