Friday, June 8, 2018

Former Sox Reliever Fernando Abad Is Suspended 80 Games For Steroid Use

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Fernando Abad—who generally lived up to part of his surname while in Boston—has been suspended 80 games under minor league baseball's drug program. The 32-year-old lefty tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol. Over Abad's eight-year MLB career, he has gone 8-27 with a 3.65 ERA. In addition to his two years in Carmine Hose, Abad has played for Houston, Washington, Oakland and Minnesota. He was released from a minor-league contract by the Phillies this past March. In addition to more than three dozen minor league suspensions this year, there have been eight under the big-league program: Robinson Cano, Welington Castillo, Dean Deetz, Raudy Read, Nik Turley, Jorge Bonifacio, Thomas Pannone and Jorge Polanco.