Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs
June 19, 2012
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Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games for PEDs.
Galvis tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
In a statement by Galvis: “A trace amount of a banned substance – 80 parts in a trillion – was detected in my urine sample.”
The suspension begins immediately for Galvis, who is on the DL with a back fracture.
Galvis’ full statement [via Phillies Nation]:
“A trace amount of a banned substance – 80 parts in a trillion – was detected in my urine sample. I am extremely disappointed in what has transpired. I cannot understand how even this tiny particle of a banned substance got into my body. I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance. I have always tried to follow the team’s strength and conditioning methods, listen to the trainers, work out hard and eat right. Unfortunately, the rules are the rules and I will be suspended.
“I’d like to apologize to my all my fans, especially here in Philadelphia and back home in Venezuela, to my teammates and to the Phillies organization. I am looking forward to putting this behind me, rehabilitating my back and returning to the Phillies as soon as possible to try to help them win another World Series.”
And the Phillies’ statement [via Phillies Nation:
“The Phillies continue to believe in and endorse Major League Baseball’s drug policy. We also support Freddy Galvis in his determination to put this matter behind him and we look forward to his return as a productive member of the Phillies as soon as possible.”