The downward spiral of the Phillies continued today when the team announced that Freddy Galvis would be suspended for 50 games by the MLB after testing positive for a banned substance.
Galvis, who was already on the DL and wearing a back brace due to a pars fracture in his back, tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a substance banned in the league’s collective bargaining agreement. His suspension is expected to take effect immediately, despite his already being on the DL.
Via team statement, Galvis had this to say about news of the suspension:
“A trace amount of a banned substance–80 parts in a trillion–was detected in my urine sample. I am extremely disappointed in what has transpired. I cannot understand how even this tiny particle of a banned substance got into my body. I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance. I have always tried to follow the teams strength and conditioning methods, listen to the trainers, work out hard...