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MLB headed for another PED mess? Reports appear ominous

Another performance enhancing scandal could be brewing for Major League Baseball.According to USA Today, league officials are investigating the use of peptides among players. The report, citing a person with knowledge of the investigation, said peptides are now the "preferred way for many players to dope."Peptides are a banned substance made up of amino acids andare used to build muscle, among other things. Reportedly, they are manufactured in China and sold online in the U.S. and Canada as research chemicals often labeled "not for human consumption."SPECTOR: No need to change PED punishmentsAccording to some reports, peptides are injected to bump up the production of human growth hormone. Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin and the Braves' Andrew McKirahan received punishment for the use of HGH.Meanwhile, a report Wednesday on ESPN's Outside the Linessaid MLB expects to suspend a player this week who tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug used by East German athletes in the 1970s.Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello and Daniel Strumpf were each recently suspended after testing positive for the drug.The OTL report gave few details on who the player or players might be, but did cite an unnamed source as suggesting that MLB's testing protocol is advancing in its detection capabilities."That's what makes the most sense," the source said. "There really isn' Don Larsen Jersey t another theory right now."
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Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller to have MRI exam on forearm

Diamondbacksstarting pitcherShelby Miller is scheduled to have a precautionaryMRI exam Monday after exiting early fromSunday's game against the Dodgers, the team announced.Miller (2-2)left his team's eventual 6-2 lo s in the fifth inning because of right forearm tightne s. Heheld the Dodgers scorele s through four innings but was responsible for three runs in the fifth, in which he didn't retire a batter.After the game, hedownplayed the severity of the problem."I feel Avisail Garcia Jersey it will feel better [Monday],'' Millersaid, via ESPN. "I don't think it is that big of an i sue. Just one of gro s things that flares up when you are out there.''Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo acknowledged Miller's slump but praised his performance so far this season and is hopeful the injury won't hold back the five-year veteran forlong."These are tough things for me to addre s. It is really unfortunate,'' Lovullo said. "Shelby has been throwing the ball really well. This is a minor setback for him, but, numbers aside, you just hate to have a situation like this pop up.''Miller, 26,ERA rose to 4.09 after Sunday, though it's still better than the6.15 ERA he posted in 20 starts last season.
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Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter withdraws from WBC with back stiffness

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters Saturday that Matt Carpenter's lower back stiffne s has forced him to withdraw fromTeam USA's roster for the World Baseball Cla sic.Of greater concern to the Max Kepler Jersey Cardinals and their fans is Carpenter's progre s going forward in recovering from the ailment that has sidelined him the past three days. Matheny said the veteran is concerned the tightne s could aggravate his oblique muscle. He mi sed a month of the 2016 season because ofa strained right oblique."From having that [oblique] injury, I think you can go back to what it felt like before when something happened," Matheny said, via ."Like he said, it [felt like] a precursor. That made him concerned that he better not let it go. He went in thinking Zach Duke Jersey it wasn't that big of a deal and then realized that there's something going on that he has to get to."Fox Sports'Ken Rosenthal reportedPirates Kirby Puckett Jersey infielder Josh Harrison is the likely replacement for Carpenter on the WBC roster.Cards' trainers havegiven Carpenter a green light for work in the field at first base, but he is not swinging the bat. There is no timeline for his return to Grapefruit League games.

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