2:48 PM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016

Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin again making most of his opportunities; Michael Brantley concern

Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin has spent the season making the most of the opportunities he’s been given. They’ve been offered in spurts, and each time Naquin has responded. Two of the those chances were unlocked thanks to Indians outfielders failing drug tests. The first was Abraham Almonte in the spring, which led to Naquin’s strong showing in Arizona and a spot on the Opening Day roster. The second came last week, when Marlon Byrd was suspended for 162 games for a second failed test. And there was a third promotion and demotion in-between them. Naquin’s defense has left...
Plain Dealer Jun 5, 2016

Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin, Francisco Lindor flex as Cleveland Indians handle Royals again: DMan's Report, Game 54 (photos)

Josh Tomlin gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings and the Indians hit three homers in a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in Cleveland.
Plain Dealer Jun 5, 2016
How badly did Marlon Byrd, Cleveland Indians gamble and lose? Rant of the week

How badly did Marlon Byrd, Cleveland Indians gamble and lose? Rant of the week

Steroid cheats in baseball deserve what they get when they get caught. But to build too much righteous anger against Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd feels forced.
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 4, 2016

Indians notebook: Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall producing; Danny Salazar among AL’s best; Terry Francona on Muhammad Ali

CLEVELAND: Following Marlon Byrd’s 162-game suspension for failing a test that revealed performance-enhancing drugs, the Indians need right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall to produce offensively. Somewhat quietly this season, he has. Chisenhall entered Saturday’s game hitting .280 with a .357 on-base percentage to go with one home run, six doubles and a triple in 34 games. Per FanGraphs, he has a wRC+ of 111, which is above league average. He’s also collected five hits — three for extra bases — in his 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season. That’s an extremely small sample...

Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall producing; Danny Salazar among AL’s best; Terry Francona on Muhammad Ali

Following Marlon Byrd’s 162-game suspension for failing a test that revealed performance-enhancing drugs, the Indians need right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall to produce offensively. Somewhat quietly this season, he has. Chisenhall entered Saturday’s game hitting .280 with a .357 on-base percentage to go with one home run, six doubles and a triple in 34 games this season. Per FanGraphs, he has a wRC+ of 111, which is above league average. He’s also collected five hits—three for extra bases—in his 13 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season. That’s an extremely small...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 4, 2016

Major League Baseball PED penalties not enough to outweigh the potential benefits

Major League Baseball has made significant strides in its crusade to increase performance-enhancing drug testing and punishment in recent years.But as we’ve been reminded several times this season, the issue is far from resolved. Chris Colabello of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon — one of the slimmer, speedier players in the league — were both slapped with suspensions for failed drug tests that revealed performance-enhancing drugs this season. Then Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 162 games by MLB on Wednesday for failing a drug test in May. It’s...
Bless You Boys Jun 2, 2016

​Detroit Tigers links: Marlon Byrd was suspended for PEDs and the rest of baseball hates him

CHEATER! Welp, the suspensions continue to come. This time it's Marlon Byrd getting hit for a 162-game ban. Yes, the same guy who said "you have to be an idiot to test positive" tested positive for PEDs. Again. Players were understandably upset. Any PED suspension in this day and age is met with scorn. On the forefront of this backlash was the Tigers' own Justin Verlander, who supplied a single, but poignant emoji. https://t.co/bKIsbaSFqW — Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) June 1, 2016 Verlander has constantly been outspoken on the subject of PEDs, but if you were looking for some...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 2, 2016
Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus recalls the time a teammate was suspended for steroids

Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus recalls the time a teammate was suspended for steroids

Marlon Byrd was the latest player to be suspended for PED use on Wednesday, with Major League Baseball handing down a 162-game punishment. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was 2009, the twilight of Brad Ausmus' playing career, when he first experienced someone he played with busted for taking steroids. Manny Ramirez was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs, one of dozens of players caught since the league first instituted random drug testing in 2001. The latest was Marlon Byrd of the Cleveland Indians, who was suspended 162...
Cincinnati.com Jun 2, 2016
BAR: Reds react to Marlon Byrd suspension

BAR: Reds react to Marlon Byrd suspension

Former Reds OF Marlon Byrd was suspended 162 games for his second positive PED test.         
Chronicle-Telegram Jun 2, 2016

Commentary: For Marlon Byrd, it’s two strikes and he’s out

The last day of Marlon Byrd’s career and the first day of the rest of the Indians’ season converged late Tuesday night in the team’s clubhouse following a 7-3 loss to Texas. A disgraced two-time user/loser, Byrd’s ride into the baseball sunset became official when he, inexplicably to witnesses, explicably to himself, gathered up all Read More... The post Commentary: For Marlon Byrd, it’s two strikes and he’s out appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Plain Dealer Jun 1, 2016

Cleveland Indians lose second outfielder to PED suspension; trade needed

Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended for 162 games following his second positive test for performance enhancing drugs.

Cleveland veteran Marlon Byrd takes 162-game ban

The Indians veteran outfielder was suspended 162 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone releasing peptide.
Chronicle-Telegram Jun 1, 2016

Indians: Marlon Byrd suspended again for positive PED test

CLEVELAND — For the second time this season, the Indians outfield has been hit by a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Veteran Marlon Byrd was suspended for 162 games Wednesday after testing positive for the second time in his career. Abe Almonte has been sidelined since the start of the year after receiving an 80-game ban. Read More... The post Indians: Marlon Byrd suspended again for positive PED test appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 1, 2016
Indians OF Marlon Byrd suspended 162 games for positive PED test; Tyler Naquin recalled

Indians OF Marlon Byrd suspended 162 games for positive PED test; Tyler Naquin recalled

CLEVELAND: Outfielder Marlon Byrd’s involvement with the Indians in 2016 is finished. His career could be, too. Byrd was suspended by Major League Baseball for 162 games on Wednesday for a failed drug test that revealed the human growth hormone secretagogue Ipamorelin. It’s the second failed PED test for Byrd in his career. He was suspended 50 games in 2012, and a third PED suspension would mean a lifetime ban. It also makes him the second Indians outfielder to be suspended for performance-enhancing drugs this season. Abraham Almonte was suspended 80 games during spring training. In a...
Plain Dealer Jun 1, 2016

Byrd banned: Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd receives 162-game suspension for PEDs

Marlon Byrd's tenure with the Indians has come to an abrupt end. A 162-game suspension will do that.

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