Report: Indians pitcher Emmanuel Clase suspended 80 games for PED use

The Cleveland Indians surprised many this offseason by trading All-Star pitcher Corey Kluber for an underwhelming return. Now, after moving their ace, the Indians will be without their prized return from the trade following an 80-game suspension.

Despite MLB being suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of MLB’s top pitching prospects was hit with an 80-game suspension on Friday.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Emmanuel Clase is receiving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Boldenone, per The Athletic’s Zack Meisel. The steroid is among the drugs banned by MLB under its performance-enhancing drug policy and Clase will serve the suspension whenever the MLB season begins.

Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 19:51:27 +0000