MLB Suspends Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello for 80 Games After PED Violation


Colabello said he was mystified by the positive test, which the commissioner’s office said was for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. “I have spent every waking moment since that day trying to find an answer as to why or how?”Colabello is hitting.069 (2 for 29) with one RBI this season.

Colabello said in the statement that he “would never compromise the integrity of the game of baseball”.

“I wasn’t good”, said Sanchez, whose 10 hits allowed was a career high.

Josh Donaldson launched his AL-leading seventh home run of the season and picked up four RBIs, at the Toronto Blue Jays secured a much-needed win over the Oakland Athletics in front of 46,334 people at the Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. I hope that before anyone passes judgement on me they can take a look at the man that I am, and everything that I have done to get to where I am in my career. It has also been reported that Colabello told close friends on the club like CF Kevin Pillar, about the suspension when he found out in March. “We believe in him as a person and a player”.

“This is obviously an unfortunate situation that we are in with Chris” Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, and General Manager Ross Atkins said in a statement.

He is the sixth player suspended this year under the Major League Baseball drug program.

Colabello was an obvious regression candidate coming into the season, both because of his age and lack of track record, as well as his.411 batting average on balls in play a year ago.

Troy Tulowitzki hit two solo home runs, Josh Donaldson added a three-run blast and the Blue Jays beat Oakland 9-3 on Saturday, snapping the Athletics’ six-game winning streak.

The 32-year-old said in a statement released by the players’ union that he was surprised by the test results.

Colabello spent eight seasons bouncing around the minors and independent ball before he finally reached the big leagues in 2012 with the Twins.

On Friday, June 7, 2013, Girodo was selected by the Blue Jays in the ninth round, rounding out a list of four Bulldogs to be selected in the first two days of the 2013 MLB Draft.

“They came out swinging”, Jays manager John Gibbons said of the A’s, who are now 7-0 on the road. “He’s fought the odds his whole life”.

Oakland Athletics’ Sonny Gray throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 22, 2016, in Toronto. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

“I’m disappointed that it happened”, Gibbons added. The potential he showed over the first month was enough for the Blue Jays to give him a chance.

Toronto filled Colabello’s roster spot by selecting the contract of left-hander Chad Girodo from Triple-A Buffalo.

With this suspension Colabello will no longer be eligible for the 2016 postseason if the Blue Jays were to qualify.

Jays suckage: Aaron Sanchez (-.328), Ryan Goins (-.171), Roberto Osuna (-.121), Jose Bautista (-.115) and Edwin Encarnacion (-.100). “He did a tremendous job in spring training”. “So now’s his shot”. However, his power was well-established, giving the Blue Jays reason to expect him to continue to be a reliable contributor as the shortside of a platoon with Smoak.

Gibbons said Drew Hutchinson will be summoned to pitch Sunday, to give the rotation a rest, necessitating another move. The stylish shortstop, returning from a night off Friday to nurse a sore hip, also made his presence felt in the field with the Jays turning three double plays to aid the cause. “It gives Michael a little time to heal up”.


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