MLB announced Saturday morning that Cardinals catcher Cody Stanley has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The drug? Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. You can bet I copy and pasted that one.
Stanley, 26, has appeared in nine games with the Cardinals this season and was recently included among their September call-ups. His season is now over. The Cardinals have called up catcher Ed Easley to take his place on the active roster.
This isn’t Stanley’s first run-in with performance-enhancing drugs. He was previously suspended 50 games as a minor leaguer in 2012 after testing positive for Methlhexaneamine and Tamoxifen.