MLB Gives Michael Pineda A 60 Game Suspension

The Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Michael Pineda got popped for PED use. Michael Pineda now has to serve a 60 game suspension.

"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Michael Pineda for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, we fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate banned substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter." - Minnesota Twins Statment

Pineda took a pill without the Twins knowing that had hydrochlorothiazide which is on the MLB's banned substance list.

This suspension will keep the right-hander from play the rest of the 2019 season and some of the 2020 season. It's a shame because Pineda was arguably the teams best pitcher since the all-star break.


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