Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, coming off of a career season, was suspended¬†25 games today. The All-Star catcher was said to have been using and amphetamine called Aderall, which is an energy booster, an agent used to mask steroid use. He will miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season. Ruiz released a statement after … Continue reading Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

Phillies Prospect Tyson Gillies Suspended For Outburst With Bus Driver

READING, PA — The other day, it was found out that Phillies centerfield prospect Tyson Gillies was suspended for disciplinary reasons. Today, details came out on why Gillies was given a ban. Gillies, 23, of the AA Reading Phillies, was suspended an undisclosed amount of games for an outburst on an R-Phils bus driver. Matt … Continue reading Phillies Prospect Tyson Gillies Suspended For Outburst With Bus Driver

Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

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 … Continue reading Galvis Suspended 50 Games for PEDs

Manuel Suspended One Game

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was suspended one game for his altercation with home plate umpire Bob Davidson in the 8th inning on Tuesday’s game against Arizona. Manuel will serve his one-game suspension tonight against the Red Sox. Davidson was also¬†suspended one game as well for his “repeated violations of the Office of the Commissioner’s standards … Continue reading Manuel Suspended One Game

Victorino’s suspension reduced to 2 games

The week-long appeal by Shane Victorino on his pending suspension came to a close. Victorino had his original three-game suspension reduced to two games. His suspension will start tonight. He’ll be able to re-enter the line up on Saturday. HOWARD UPDATE — Ryan Howard had his hand examined and everything checked out okay for him. … Continue reading Victorino’s suspension reduced to 2 games

Victorino suspended three games; No Giants suspended

UPDATE 2 — Phillies Nation’s blog was wrong. No Giants were suspended. Eli Whiteside and Ramon Ramirez were fined, which is total bull crap. Here is MLB’s statement, which was obviously released while they were high on some good stuff: “Victorino’s aggressive actions prolonged the bench-clearing incident between the Clubs.” Placido Polanco was also fined … Continue reading Victorino suspended three games; No Giants suspended