A’s outfielder Ramón Laureano has actually been suspended 80 video games by Big league Baseball due to a favorable PED test. The league’s news release checks out as follows:

The Workplace of the Commissioner of Baseball revealed today that Oakland Sports outfielder Ramón Laureano has actually gotten an 80- video game suspension without pay after evaluating favorable for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing compound in offense of Big league Baseball’s Joint Drug Avoidance and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Laureano works right away.

The A’s launched a declaration of their own:

” The A’s were dissatisfied to discover of this suspension. We completely support MLB’s Joint Drug Avoidance and Treatment Program and we will invite Ramón back after the discipline has actually been served.”

Laureano, 27, is striking.246/.317/.443(112 OPS ) with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers, 39 RBI, 12 takes, 43 runs and 2.4 WAR on the season. The A’s do not have 80 video games left this season, so the suspension will bleed into2022 He’s likewise disqualified for any championship game the A’s may have. Laureano has actually launched the following declaration:

” I would never ever purposefully consume any prohibited compound and put the video game that I have actually enjoyed all my life at threat. When I learnt that I checked favorable for nandrolone, I was stunned. I take terrific care of my body and have an exceptionally regimented diet plan. Basd on the small quantity that was briefly in my body, I have actually found out that it is most likely that it was contamination of something I consumed.”

” I have actually been informed about PEDs through the RBI program and Baseball Factory while maturing. I understand I do not require any of that to carry out on the ball park. All my athletic success has actually originated from my effort, focus and commitment to the video game.”

” I want to excuse the interruption that this may trigger my colleague, Billy Beane, David Forst, and the whole Oakland company, neighborhood and fan base.”

” I am ravaged. Anybody who really understands me as an individual understands just how much I enjoy the video game which I would never ever deliberately do something like this.”

Statements like this take place after the appeals procedure, so it’s most likely the A’s currently had a concept this was coming. They got Starling Marte prior to the trade due date and have actually been playing him in center field, a relocation that moved Laureano to ideal field. Marte’s acquisition ends up being an even larger offer than it currently remained in light of this news. He’s struck.360/.429/.520 with 5 takes in his 6 video games with the A’s up until now.

The A’s now require a brand-new best fielder. Stephen Piscotty might fill the function however he’s having a woeful year with the bat. Josh Harrison might complete out there, as might Tony Kemp. Chad Pinder might be a choice when he’s recuperated from his hamstring injury also.

The A’s go into Friday night 61-48, 4 video games back of the Astros in the AL West. They hold down the 2nd AL wild card area, with just a 1 1/2 video game lead over the Yankees, 2 1/2 video games ahead of heaven Jays and 3 1/2 ahead of the Mariners. The start a three-game series versus the last-place Rangers Friday in Oakland.

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