Sunday, April 03, 2005
Former Brewer Alex Sanchez became the first publicly-identified steroid offender in MLB. He has been suspended 10 days. Here's a little bit from the AP:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Apr 3, 2005 — Tampa Bay outfielder Alex Sanchez was suspended 10 days for violating major league baseball's new drug policy, the first player publicly identified under baseball's tougher rules. Major League Baseball announced the suspension Sunday. It begins on Monday.
Sanchez said he was surprised by the suspension, adding that he uses milkshakes and multivitamins to build his energy and blaming the positive test on something he bought over the counter.
"I'm going to fight it, because I've never taken steroids or anything like that," said Sanchez, who was released by Detroit in mid-March and signed by the Devil Rays.
Sanchez said he was drug tested while he was with the Tigers.