Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cleveland's Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games for PEDs

(Dan Mendlik Photo)
A while back, we hinted that MLB was about to nail a "big-name" player in a PED violation. Apparently, Marlon Byrd is that big name. Today, the former Red Sox OF was suspended by MLB for 162-games for testing positive for "the growth hormone secretagogue Ipamorelin". Byrd took responsibility for the suspension as follows, "I alone am responsible for what I put in my body, and therefore, I have decided for forgo my right to an appeal in this matter and accept the suspension. I apologize for any harm this has caused the Cleveland Indians, Indians' fans, my teammates, and most importantly, my family." Our reaction is similar to that expressed in a Tweet by MLB pitcher Dan Haren, "can I get back all the home runs he hit off me please? Thanks....Also last year magically returned from a broken wrist in 16 days, at age 38. Proceeded to homer off me that day." Indeed.