Jorge Polanco suspended 80 games for PED violation

Jorge Polanco
Jorge Polanco (Getty Pictures)

MLB has suspended Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco 80 games for a PED violation.

Polanco stated in a press release Sunday he examined constructive for Stanozolol, which is an androgen and anabolic steroid.

The 24-yr-previous stated he had not knowingly taken the substance, which his coach really helpful. He stated he thought he was taking a B12 and iron complement. 

Though Polanco stated he needed to attraction the suspension “with each bone in my physique,” he has determined to not attraction and can start serving the suspension instantly.

“To be clear, I didn’t deliberately eat this steroid,” Polanco stated. “I now know, nevertheless, that my intention alone isn’t a ok excuse and I’ll pay for my error in judgement.

“My hope is that via this extraordinarily disappointing state of affairs different gamers will study from my mistake.”

Polanco slashed .256/.313/.410 final season for the Twins, and confirmed some pop with thirteen house runs.