Today TORONTO BLUE JAYS minor league pitcher, MARCUS STROMAN was suspended for 50-games for violating Major League Baseball’s Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by testing positive for Methylhexaneamine while playing for the Vancouver Canadians.
Marcus Stroman issued the following comment,
“Despite taking precautions to avoid violating the Minor League testing program, I unknowingly ingested a banned stimulant that was in an over-the-counter supplement. Nonetheless, I accept full responsibility and I want to apologize to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, my family, my teammates, and the Blue Jays fans everywhere. I look forward to putting this behind me and rejoining my teammates.”
Toronto Blue Jays, Sr. Vice President Baseball Operations and General Manager, Alex Anthopoulos also commented on the news,
“This suspension is unfortunate and we are disappointed by this development. The Toronto Blue Jays however fully endorse the Major League Baseball’s drug testing policy and support the discipline taken today.”