Life on the fringes?
Major League Baseball just announced that Nate Schierholtz has received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Ibutamoren, which is a growth hormone.
Schierholtz, best known for his time with the Giants between 2007 and 2012, isn’t part of any organization right now. He last was in the bigs in 2014 with Cubs and Nationals. He played in Japan last year but didn’t do so great. He played 31 games for Toledo, the Tigers Triple-A team this year, but again wasn’t very effective. The Tigers released him at the end of May.
His suspension will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization, though at this point what are the odds of that happening?