Baseball Players That Tested Positive For Steroids
Find out some of the Baseball Players that tested positive for steroids. The Major League Baseball Association started with a random, offseason testing policy for steroids in 2004. Unfortunately, some of our favorite baseball players tested positive for steroids and were penalized without pay. This is only a handfull of them, but there were at least 65 of them.
1. Alex Sanchez. Alex Sanchez who played as an 'outfielder' for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tested positive for steroids on April 3, 2005. His penalty was a suspension of ten days since it was only his first offense. He was allowed to return to his position afterwards, but was not paid for those ten suspension days. Sanchez claimed that he was surprised at his suspension, because he only consumed natural products.
2. Manny Ramirez. Ramirez played as an 'outfielder' for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was one of the few players who tested positive for steroid use in 2009. He was titled as the MVP and many were disappointed at his possible reason of having that title. He claimed that he took a drug that was given to him by a doctor that he did not know was listed as a steroid. he was suspended for 50 games.
3. Rafael Palmeiro. Rafael played as a 'designated hitter' for the Baltimore Orioles. He was tested positive on August 1, 2005 and suspended for 10 days. He was a Gold Glove award winner and a Silver Slugger award winner. There is no evidence if his awards were taken away, but he admitted to taking steroids. He asked that his fellow baseball players learn from his mistakes.
4. Edinso Volquez. Edinso Volquez positioned as a 'pitcher' for the Cincinnati Reds. This Baseball Player was the only known steroid user in 2010. He tested positive on April 20, 2010 and was penalized to sustain from 50 games. He claims that the steroids he took were not intentional, but a method to treat infertility.
5. Eliezer Alfonzo. Alfonzo played as a 'catcher' for the San Francisco Giants. The Baseball Player tested positive for steroids on April 30, 2008. He was suspended from 50 games, and he admitted to consuming steroids. He apologized to his team, the MLBA, and to his family for his violation.