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Mariners prospect Ji-Man Choi suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drug

Apr 17, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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Ji-Man Choi, a Triple-A first baseman in the Mariners’ farm system, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.

Most minor leaguers who get 50-game suspensions are non-prospects, but Choi got off to a great start at Triple-A this season as a 23-year-old and has put up huge career numbers. He’s definitely a solid prospect with some long-term upside.

Last season he hit .295 with 18 homers and a .929 OPS in 122 games split among three different levels and for his career Choi is a .312 hitter with a .414 on-base percentage and .512 slugging percentage.

  1. metalhead65 - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    well we know he has Craig’s vote for the hall of fame now so he has that going for him.

  2. billybawl - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    This will clear the way for fellow PED scofflaw Jesus Montero to see more time at 1B.

    Do you think…? Naw.

  3. ironcurtin64 - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Could the last few days have sucked more for Mariners fan? Walker gets shut down for two weeks with “shoulder impingement”, Felix has an outstanding start but the defense and Rodney blow the save, lose today (with another s**t start from Ramirez), and now this moron gets suspended. I’m sure there’s more that I’ve blacked out of my mind. Ironcurtin is getting frustrated!

  4. classicfinder - Apr 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    So, was he on the Choi Sauce?

  5. jwbiii - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    A true pioneer! The first Korean suspended for PEDs. Methandienone is good ol’ dianabol.

  6. [citation needed] fka COPO - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    I think we can all agree, Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, pro-PED or anti-PED…

    The worst thing this website did was stop using the Rachel Leigh Cook PSA pic…

  7. lukedunphysscienceproject - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    It’s always the Dominicans.

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