clearn.png
Tuesday May 18th, 2021 6:18AM

Marlins rookie pitcher Campbell gets 80-game drug suspension

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Paul Campbell was suspended 80 games on Monday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program.

The suspension involving the performance-enhancing drug dehydrochlormethyltestosterone was effective immediately, MLB said.

The 25-year-old Campbell, a Rule 5 acquisition in December from Tampa Bay, said he never knowingly ingested the PED, or had even heard of it.

“Due to the fact that I do not know the origin of how this substance has entered into my system, I currently have no viable defense,” Campbell said in a statement. “I have unfortunately become one of the many athletes, across multiple sports, who are presenting themselves to the world and asking for members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers as to why this metabolite is continuing to show up in athletes’ bodies, and ultimately costing them significant detours in their careers.”

Campbell apologized for bringing “negative light” to those who believe in him. He made his big league debut this season and was 0-2 with an 8.74 ERA in five games and 11 1/3 innings. He made one start for Miami, last Saturday in Washington, and gave up four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Campbell is making the major league minimum of $570,500 this season and will lose about half that amount.

Marlins general manager Kim Ng said the organization was disappointed by the news of Campbell's suspension.

“The Marlins support MLB’s continued efforts to maintain a level playing field for our athletes,” Ng said in a statement.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Marlins rookie pitcher Campbell gets 80-game drug suspension
Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Paul Campbell has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in violation of Major League Baseball’s drug program
4:31PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.
The funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, brought calls for justice from the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for the family
4:30PM ( 13 minutes ago )
McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure
The top Republican in the Senate is opening the door to backing a smaller infrastructure bill
4:28PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champ in great racing family, dies
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has died
3:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
Amazon to take over "Thursday Night Football" package in '22
Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” package a year earlier than originally anticipated
2:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
Man United violence the peak of toxic fan-owner relationship
The storming of Old Trafford crystalized 16 years of disconnect between Manchester United fans and its distant ownership
1:38PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Sports
LEADING OFF: Luzardo hurt playing video game, Ohtani OK?
Athletics left-hander Jesús Luzardo will be off the mound for a while
3:07AM ( 13 hours ago )
Royals love to run -- and they've raced to MLB's top mark
The Kansas City Royals have the best record in baseball — and an identity that should be pretty familiar by now
3:03AM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Gamer gone: A's lefty Luzardo breaks finger on video game
Oakland Athletics left-hander Jesús Luzardo will be off the mound for a while
3:38PM ( 1 day ago )
Dodgers' May put on injured list, latest setback for staff
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May has been put on the 10-day injured list with an arm ailment, the latest setback for the pitching staff of the World Series champions
2:50PM ( 1 day ago )
LEADING OFF: Kluber goes for 100th win, NL rivalries simmer
Corey Kluber goes for his 100th career victory when he starts for the Yankees at home against Detroit
1:52AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.
The funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, brought calls for justice from the Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for the family
4:30PM ( 14 minutes ago )
McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure
The top Republican in the Senate is opening the door to backing a smaller infrastructure bill
4:28PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Intel: $3.5B investment is critical to microchip future
Intel will be investing $3.5 billion in its New Mexico plant to manufacture what executives say will fuel a new era of advanced computing as demands increase for the tiny microchips used in nearly all modern devices
4:25PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Biden lifts Trump refugee cap after delay backlash
President Joe Biden is formally lifting the nation’s refugee cap to 62,500 this year
4:21PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India
Pandemic-weary travelers are returning to the skies and casinos in the United States and eating out again in Greece as the vaccine rollout is sending news cases and deaths tumbling in more affluent countries, contrasting with a worsening disaster in India
4:15PM ( 28 minutes ago )