News out of Cleveland – veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd has failed a second controlled substances test and will be suspended for 162 games per Major League Baseball’s PED policy.
Byrd first failed a drug test in 2012 and received a fifty game suspension at the time. This time around, Byrd tested positive for secretagogue Ipamorelin, which is categorized as a growth hormone.
Here is Byrd’s statement.
Personally, I call poo on that, because a growth hormone isn’t something that’s generally included in supplements, especially a targeted one like Ipamorelin is supposed to be.
Byrd is 39 years old, will be coming off of a free agent year, and will still have a suspension to serve after the season is over. His career might be in jeopardy on the heels of this latest offense.