Toronto’s top prospect banned from 80 games just two days after big league debut

A top prospect of the Toronto Blue Jays in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) was severely punished for detecting banned drugs. 토토사이트 추천

The Major League Commissioner’s Secretariat announced on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) that Toronto infielder Orelvis Martinez (22) was banned from 80 games.

Martinez, a native of the Dominican Republic, was promoted to the Major League instead of Bob Bissett, the main shortstop on the injured list (IL) on the 22nd and played second base against the Cleveland Guardians and recorded one hit in three at-bats.

Martinez is recognized for his outstanding talent with a batting average of 0.260 with 16 home runs, 46 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.866 in 63 Triple-A games this season.

However, the drug test tested positive for chlormifen, a type of fertility treatment and a prohibited drug.

Martinez explained through the Toronto club, “I’ve been prescribed medicine at a fertility clinic in Dominica for the past two years while trying to start a family with my girlfriend,” and said, “I didn’t report it to the league secretariat or the players’ union because I believed the doctor that it didn’t contain performance-enhancing substances.”

Martinez, who has 86 home runs and 257 RBIs in the minor leagues over the past three years, is a prospect ranked second by MLB.COM among Toronto’s minor leaguers.

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