Pitcher Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for steroids
Santo Domingo.– Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana will miss the first 80 games of the 2015 season, after testing positive for the steroid Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced Friday.
According to the report, Santana, 32, will not be paid while he’s suspended. Shortly after MLB announced the news, Santana released a statement on the Twins’ website in which he expressed to be very disappointed.
"I am frustrated that I can’t pinpoint how the substance in question entered my body. I would never knowingly take anything illegal to enhance my performance. What I can guarantee is I never knowingly took anything illegal to enhance my performance. That’s just not me, never has ben and never will," the pitcher said.
Santana said does not intend to appeal the suspension and added he’ll be more careful about the substances he takes when he’s back home in the Dominican Republic.