We all knew it was coming and this afternoon the hammer was finally dropped on the head of Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
After his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal that has really swept through Major League Baseball for the past year and a half, Peralta was suspended for 50 games Monday essentially ending his regular season in a midst of one of his better career offensive years.
Here’s an official statement from the Tigers regarding the matter:
“We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers’ organization will provide no further comment on Peralta’s suspension.”
And after whole heatedly denying taking pe...