Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was dangling 80 games but compensate for contrast certain for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
Colabello’s certain exam for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid that is sole underneath a name Turinabol, was a defilement of MLB’s corner drug impediment and diagnosis program. His cessation is effective immediately.
“On Mar 13, we got one of a scariest and many really a least-expected phone calls of my whole life. we was sensitive by a players’ organisation that a criminialized piece was found in my urine,” Colabello pronounced in a matter expelled by a union. “I have spent each waking impulse given that day perplexing to find an answer as to because or how?”
Colabello, 32, is batting .069 in 10 games for a Blue Jays this season. In 2015, his initial deteriorate with Toronto, he batted .321 with 15 HR and 54 RBIs.
“I would never concede a firmness of a diversion of baseball,” Colabello said. “I am saddened some-more for a impact this will have on my teammates, a classification and a fans of a Toronto Blue Jays. we wish that before anyone passes visualisation on me they can take a demeanour during a male that we am, and all that we have finished to get to where we am in my career.”
Colabello, who has played 225 large joining games in tools of 4 seasons, will remove $227,891 of his $521,126 vital joining salary. He was with a Twins in 2013-14 before signing with a Blue Jays.
“This is apparently an hapless conditions that we are in with Chris. We trust in him as a chairman and player,” Blue Jays ubiquitous manager Ross Atkins pronounced in a statement. “Chris has overcome a good understanding in his career and has been a pivotal writer to this team. While we are positively unhappy with today’s news, we’re assured he’ll lapse prepared to contest and will have taken a stairs indispensable to safeguard that this does not occur again.”
On Friday, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons pronounced a group sealed free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a teenager joining understanding and will send him to extended open training. Bourn was expelled by a Braves on Apr 2.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report