NEW YORK — One unidentified main league player examined positive for a banned stimulant within the yr ending with the World Sequence.

Below the joint drug settlement between Main League Baseball and the gamers’ affiliation, an preliminary positive take a look at for a banned stimulant leads to six further urine tests over the subsequent yr fairly than a suspension, and the id will not be introduced. The positive take a look at for an amphetamine was listed within the annual report issued Friday by the drug program’s unbiased public administrator.

Within the yr ending with the 2017 World Sequence, there have been two positive tests for banned stimulants that didn’t result in a suspension, one every for Adderall and D-Amphetamine.

Gamers not on 40-man rosters are usually not coated by the union and are topic to the minor league drug program, which mandates is most circumstances a 50-game suspension for an preliminary stimulant violation.

Main League Baseball carried out a file 11,526 drug tests, a 39 % enhance from two years in the past, that resulted in 11 positive samples within the yr ending with the World Sequence. There have been 9,282 urine samples for performance-enhancing substances, stimulants and the drug DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), plus 2,244 blood samples for human development hormone.

Two gamers examined positive for the diuretic Furosemide: Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano and Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Oscar De La Cruz.

There have been eight positive tests for performing-enhancing substances: Washington catcher Raudy Learn and Kansas Metropolis outfielder Jorge Bonifacio examined positive for Boldenone; Houston pitcher Dean Deetz and Toronto pitcher Thomas Pannone for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT); Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo for Erythropoietin (EPO); Pittsburgh pitcher Nik Turley for Ipamorelin; Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco for Stanozolol and former New York Mets pitcher Marcos Molina for Clostebol.

All obtained 80-game suspensions besides for Molina, a free agent by the point he was banned for the remainder of the season on Aug. 2.

There have been 102 therapeutic use exemptions for in any other case banned medication: 101 for consideration deficit hyperactivity dysfunction and one for hypertension. That was down from 106 within the earlier yr.

The report was issued by Dr. Thomas M. Martin, a retired U.S. Military colonel who’s a former director of the Protection Division’s drug testing and program coverage workplace.

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