Freddy Galvis Tests Positive

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis, who is currently on the Disabled List with a fractured vertebra, has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for Clostebol, a prohibited substance.

Expected to be out at least another month with his lower back injury, he will serve at least the majority of the suspension while on the DL. However, as a player earning close to the league minimum, the $150,000 fine that comes with the suspension will be a serious consequence.

His three home runs, as part of his 19 total extra base hits this season for the Phillies, will forever be tainted by the findings of the Health Policy Advisory Committee.

Comments (9)

  1. But…he can barely hit. I thought all PED users were 50 home run hitters. My entire world has been thrown into disarray…

  2. Pet peeve when reffering to steroids in sports. “Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.”

    In my humble opinion it should read “Clostebol, an anabolic androgenic steroid.”

    Just my two cents (Not worth much)

  3. Welp, there goes Freddy Galvis’ chance at the Hall of Fame. Ahh, what could have been.

  4. Steroids make people stronger.

    During a period of rampant steroid use in MLB, homeruns were hit at a rate unparalleled in the history of the game – 100 years and thousands (!!!!) of players did not produce the numbers of known steroid users.

    Since the implementation of drug-testing the numbers have fallen back to previous levels.

    What is likely happening here?


      • Seriously though… you can’t compare one era to the other in a straight up way. It used to be that hitting homeruns put you in a rarefied air. There also existed eras where pitchers dominated, where stealing bases was a normal exercise, etc. I understand that we aren’t seeing the type of Herculean displays we saw with McGwire, Sosa, Bonds, but it could also be that pitchers are smarter and better than they were then – I think there have been something like 7 perfect games in the last 5 years and 15 in the previous 100. It’s rare for some reason for people to look at both sides before just writing it all off to steroids…

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