We get minor leaguer suspensions all the time, but it’s not often we see major leaguers popped for PEDs. A major leaguer got popped today, however: Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf.
Stumpf has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The Phillies just issued a statement saying that they “are disappointed to hear today’s news of Daniel’s violation.”
Stumpf has only appeared in three games this year, allowing three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning. The 25 year-old rookie was taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Royals and thus would’ve had to stay on the major league roster all season or else be returned to Kansas City. Now half of that time is accounted for.