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Rangers minor leaguer suspended for drugs

Apr 10, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

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It’s late in the day, so you know what that means:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Martire Garcia has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Garcia plays for the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League. Or, he will after 50 games are up. If he’s lucky.

  1. sprest83 - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I search the drug on google and get, “Treats ovulation problems in women who want to become pregnant.”

    • raysfan1 - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Yes, its primary use is as a fertility drug for women, but has been shown to boost testosterone levels in men who as a result have erectile dysfunction. It’s use as a PED is due to the athlete hoping also to have his testosterone levels boosted.

      • jwbiii - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:14 PM

        Probably used as to restart natural testosterone production at the end of a cycle, much as Manny Ramirez used hCG.

      • raysfan1 - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:16 PM

        Yep

  2. raysfan1 - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I await him trying to say he suffers from ED due to low testosterone (the legit use of Clomid in men) and did not realize he needs a TUE for that. Not holding my breath though.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12904801/

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