(PHILADELPHIA) — Major League Baseball suspended Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis for 50 games Tuesday, after the 22-year-old tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
The suspension begins immediately.
“I’d like to apologize to my all my fans, especially here in Philadelphia and back home in Venezuela, to my teammates and to the Phillies organization,” Galvis said in a statement. “I am looking forward to putting this behind me, rehabilitating my back and returning to the Phillies as soon as possible to try to help them win another World Series.”
Galvis is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury. In 58 games this season, he is batting .226 with three home runs and 24 RBIs.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN