Yankees minor leaguer Wilking Rodriguez suspended 80 games for PEDs

16 Comments

From the blotter:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Furosemide is a diuretic which, I’ll assume anyway, is used to mask or flush other stuff out of the system. Unless peeing a lot is a performance enhancing thing. I dunno. Athletes are weird. A guy peeing while on the mound would certainly throw the other team off guard and maybe give him an advantage.

Rodriguez, who pitched for a nanosecond for the Royals last season, plays for Scranton. Or he will, maybe, after he sits out 80 games.