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  • Hinojosa Suspended 50 Games

    I wondered why the Twins called up Jonatan Hinojosa to Cedar Rapids. Now we know. From Bob Nightengale on Twitter:
    Class A #Twins IF Jonatan Hinojosa receives 50-game PED suspension for testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.

    Hardball Times' Bill Baer said this of Nandrolone:

    Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid commonly used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The athletic benefits of the drug include muscle growth, increased bone density, and increased red blood cell production.
    Because he was on the Cedar Rapids roster, his suspension can start right now. Had he stayed in EST, his suspension would not have started until the Elizabethton season starts in late June.

    Hinojosa is the fourth Twins minor leaguer currently suspended. Eddie Rosario, Dallas Gallant and Mark Hamburger are the others. They are all in Ft. Myers playing in Extended Spring Training games.





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    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Brandon's Avatar
      Brandon -
      THE Twins may want to do something additional to players who do this sort of thing. They definitely shouldn't be promoting players so they can start their suspension earlier.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
      THE Twins may want to do something additional to players who do this sort of thing. They definitely shouldn't be promoting players so they can start their suspension earlier.
      I'm not implying they did that, just that the timing is a good thing!
    1. Joe A. Preusser's Avatar
      Joe A. Preusser -
      Not really a true promotion. I'm sure when his suspension is done he will be sent right back down. If there is no rule about this I see no reason to avoid it.
    1. ScrapTheNickname's Avatar
      ScrapTheNickname -
      Also, if they are suspended, why is it okay to play in Extended Spring Training Games? I think they should be banned from all MLB-related facilities.
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ScrapTheNickname View Post
      Also, if they are suspended, why is it okay to play in Extended Spring Training Games? I think they should be banned from all MLB-related facilities.
      I don't know if removing these young men* from the support structure of the team is necessarily in their best interests.



      *and I use the term "men" loosely, most of them are still just kids
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