Twins’ Ervin Santana suspended 80 games

New York, NY ( – Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana
received an 80-game suspension Friday after testing positive for the
performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol.

Santana just signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Twins this

“This is unexpected news for me and my family. I am issuing this statement so
the public knows where I stand,” said Santana. “First, my deepest apologies to
my family, fans, colleagues, teammates and my current employer the Minnesota
Twins. I am very disappointed that I tested positive for a performance
enhancing drug. I am frustrated that I can’t pinpoint how the substance in
question entered my body. I would never knowingly take anything illegal to
enhance my performance. What I can guarantee is I never knowingly took
anything illegal to enhance my performance. That’s just not me, never has been
and never will.”

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