Toronto prospect finds banned drug after ‘one game of ML debut’

A top major league prospect was banned from playing one game after his debut after being found to have taken a banned drug. 토토사이트 추천

MLB Dotcom, the official website of MLB, said on the 24th (Korea time) that Orelvis Martinez (22), a promising Toronto Blue Jays player, tested positive for chlormifen, a substance that enhances performance. He added that he has been suspended for 80 games.

Martinez, who signed a minor league contract with Toronto in 2018, is a big prospect who has 86 home runs and 257 RBIs in the minor leagues over the past three years. This year, he played in 63 Triple-A games, and displayed outstanding batting talent with 16 home runs, 46 RBIs, a batting average of 260 and an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 0.866.

Earlier, the MLB Dotcom named Martinez as the second-highest prospect under Toronto. He rose to 68th in MLB’s overall ranking.

As he continued his performance, the Toronto club called up Martinez to the big league on the 19th. This is because the main shortstop Bob Bissett was on the injured list. On the 22nd, he even tasted his long-awaited MLB debut. On the day, Martinez started as a second baseman in an away game against the Cleveland Guardians and recorded one hit in three at-bats.

However, the team and its players were disappointed as they were given disciplinary action after the match. “I was very disappointed and surprised,” Toronto’s general manager Ross Atkins said. “I made a big mistake for sure.” However, he added, “We will support Martinez when he returns.”

Schneider also said he was surprised and disappointed. Still, he said Martinez knows he made a mistake. We will support him.

Martinez expressed his position through the Toronto Blue Jays. “I was prescribed medication at a fertility clinic in Dominica for the last two years as I was trying to start a family with my girlfriend,” Martinez said. “I believed my doctor that it did not contain performance-enhancing substances. So I didn’t report it to the league secretariat or to the players’ union.”

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