Right-handed Marlins Paul Campbell has been suspended for 80 games for violating the Major League’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league said. Campbell tested positive for dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT).
Initially selected for the 21st round of the beams in the 2017 draft, Campbell was selected by Tampa Bay’s Marlins organization in the draft Rule 5 last December. Debuting in his big league this season, Campbell had an 8.74 ERA over 11 1/3 innings for Miami, 21.3% below the average hit rate, but with some respectable hard contact numbers. Control was also a problem, allowing six walks in 11 1/3 of Campbell’s shots.
Through the MLB Players̵
“Due to the fact that I do not know the origin of this substance and how it entered my system, I currently have no viable protection in support of my innocence. Unfortunately, I have become one of many athletes in many sports who present themselves to the world and want members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers to why this metabolite continues to appear in athletes’ bodies and ultimately cost them significant career deviations.. “
DHCMT has been the subject of controversy in recent years, as Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal examined in his article last August. Kent Emanuel,, Three barriers,, Chris Colabello, and Alec Asher are a few of the other MLB players who have been removed for DHCMT, and Emanuel recently said (the top of Ken Rosenthal’s hat from The Athletic) that the league rejects MLBPA’s offer, saying a player cannot be removed unless there are no more than 100 pictograms of DHCMT in his system.