Pablo Ozuna media circus about to begin

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Pablo Ozuna has been suspended for violating the PED policy:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that
Philadelphia Phillies Minor League infielder Pablo Ozuna has received a
50-game suspension after showing an elevated
Testosterone/Epitestosterone ratio, a performance-enhancing substance
violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Oh great. Now we’re going to get a week of moral outrage from
columnists and TV talking heads, awkward press conferences, and a
nation clamoring for an apology that will never come. And of course, we
get to relive it all in seven or eight years when Ozuna’s comes
eligible for the Hall of Fame.

Damn you, steroid scourge!! Damn you!!

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.