One of the top prospects of the Giants, Logan Webb, has been suspended in 80 games due to positive tests on a performance-enhancing drug.
Webb, a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft, who had played at double-pitching. A Richmond, positive for dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, a violation of baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
On Wednesday morning, Major League Baseball announced the suspension, effective immediately and without pay.
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In a statement released by the Giants, Webb said he did not know how the drug got into his system and did not knowingly take it and said, "For the last month and a half, I've been endlessly trying to get the answer to find out why the M4 metabolite was found in my urine sample. "
Michael Chavis of Boston, Chris Colabello of Toronto and Daniel Stumpf and Alec Asher of Philadelphia were suspended in recent years for dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, an anabolic-androgenic steroid.
"I know in my heart that someday something will be brought into the world to prove my innocence," Webb said. "Nevertheless, I do not agree with the MLB policy and respect the drug testing system that was introduced. I love this game and I respect it too much to ever cheat it. I'm dissatisfied with that, and I'm not sure why this happens to me, but in life, some things happen for a reason, and it's my job to find that reason. "
In the statement, Webb apologized to his family, friends, teammates, and the Giants organization for the" negative attentiveness that brought them that. "
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"Over the next few months and the rest of my career, I will continue to work to regain the trust and respect I have acquired over the past few years Years with my teammates and the Giants organization, "Webb said in the statement. "I will be back and better than ever."
The Giants also made a statement:
"The San Francisco Giants are disappointed that Logan Webb has violated the provisions of the Major League Baseball Drug Prevention and Treatment Program." The Giants organization fully supports the MLB Webb was born in Rocklin and graduated from Rocklin High School, operated on by Tommy John in 2016, and returned in 2017 to compete in 15 Class A Relief Classes Salem-Keizer booked a 2.89 ERA, making 26 combined class A San Jose and Richmond launches last year, and had an era of 2.41.
After last season, he was placed in the 40-man team. Squad received and participated in the Big League camp this year.
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