"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, May 02, 2005

Say It Ain't So, Juan

Twins' Rincon suspended; drug violation alleged:
Minnesota Twins pitcher Juan Rincon was suspended for 10 days Monday, making him the fifth player suspended under Major League Baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Rincon was a key contributor to the Twins' AL Central-winning team last season. He went 11-6 with two saves and a 2.63 ERA in 77 games. This year, he was 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 12 appearances.

Twins' pitcher Rincon suspended 10 days
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today announced that Juan Rincon of the Minnesota Twins has been suspended for 10 days, effective today, for violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Oh, Juan. No.

Not you. Not that.

Update, 12:45 pm:
Juan is filing a greivance, which basically amounts to saying "Hell no I did NOT do that!".
FOXSports.com - MLB- Twins pitcher gets 10-game suspension:
Rincon's agent, Ed Setlik, said a grievance was planned. But unlike other penalties, suspensions under this policy take effect immediately and are not delayed pending a hearing.
'Suffice it to say, he was devastated and stunned by the result,' Setlik said after speaking with Rincon.
No word yet on when the grievance will be heard.

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