As per Yahoo! Sports.
As if hearing the news that superstar Jose Bautista has to go under the knife. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced that Toronto draft pick Marcus Stroman will be suspended for 50 games after testing positive for the banned substance Methylhexaneamine. Stroman was selected 22nd overall in 2012 and was playing with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League.
The right-hander spoke to the media regarding the ban (via The Vancouver Sun):
“Despite taking precautions to avoid violating the minor league testing program, I unknowingly ingested a banned stimulant that was in an over-the-counter supplement,” said Stroman in a statement. “Nonetheless, I accept full responsibility and I want to apologize to the Toronto Blue Jays organization, my family, my teammates, and the Blue Jays fans everywhere.
Stroman was 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA and eight strikeouts in eight relief appearances for the Fisher Cats. I guess we won’t be seeing him for a September cameo when major league rosters expand. Hopefully this is a one-time incident and not indicative of past behaviour or a reason for his success thus far in his short baseball career in college and the pros.