Found June 25, 2012 on
Old friend Marlon Byrd just got nailed big time. According to the MLB's Twitter Feed, the recently released outfielder just got suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He tested positive for tamoxifen, which is an estrogen blocker and is used to mitigate steroid side-effects (accoring to ESPN's TJ Quinn)
So it's not positive what/if he used anything else but still....Marlon Byrd?! The guy who hit .210 with one home run (and just three extra base hits) and nine RBI's for the season. He better have his receipt because he got ripped off.
The suspension won't start until he signs with a team, but when you have an OPS of .488 AND you got caught using PEDs... you might want to start looking for your next career.
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Free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for an estrogen-blocking drug, tamoxifen, which is used to minimize side effects typical in steroid use. Tamoxifen is one of 200 substances on the banned substance list and is not a performance-enhancing drug. The unsigned Byrd will remain on the restricted list for the next...
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to what manager Bobby Valentine called a "gastrointestinal issue."
Valentine said Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.
Boston is planning to activate Aaron Cook from the 15-day DL to start...
Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz experienced erosion of his esophagus, and the condition caused internal bleeding.
The Red Sox say Buchholz has been evaluated at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remained Tuesday night as Boston hosted the Toronto Blue Jays. The team says he is doing well and is expected to make a complete recovery.
Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled...
There were feelings all day that Sunday afternoon's contest may have been the final game in a Red Sox uniform for Kevin Youkilis. That suspicion appeared to be confirmed after Youkilis took his final at-bat. A pinch runner was sent in, and Youkilis was welcomed at the dugout by his teammates and a roaring Fenway Park. It was later confirmed that Youkilis was traded to the White...
David Ortiz and the Red Sox offense stayed hot against the Blue Jays, but this time it was the pitching that couldn't keep up. Felix Doubront fell to 8-4 on the year after falling behind early to the Jays, but Big Papi's two home runs sandwiching a long rain delay will be the story for Red Sox fans. Well, that and Will Middlebrooks officially taking the torch from Kevin Youkilis...
All in all, things could have started better for Felix Doubront. The Red Sox starter spotted Toronto a four-run lead before the Sox even came up to bat on Monday night, but that didn't mean the game was over. In fact, far from it. As NESN Nation's Dan Duquette explains, the Red Sox have been very good to Doubront so far this year. If they want to keep things that way, they...
BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine is thinking about going the unorthodox route. With Josh Beckett close to returning, Valentine is leaning toward temporarily employing a six-man rotation for the next two weeks that would include Jon Lester, Felix Doubront, Aaron Cook, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Franklin Morales. "I'm considering it," Valentine said. "Until the All-Star break...
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (38-34)
Daniel Nava, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Cody Ross, RF
Ryan Kalish, CF
Nick Punto, SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-3, 4.31)
Blue Jays (37-35)
Pitching: RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 4.30)
BOSTON –– Will Middlebrooks can stop looking at the lineup card. After weeks of splitting time at third base with Kevin Youkilis, the rookie has officially taken the reigns of the position –– now that Youkilis has been traded to the White Sox for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. Moving forward, the 23-year-old will have more clarity when it comes to his role in the organization...
The Red Sox took the mound and battled both the Blue Jays and the rain and lost to both. Felix Doubront had a rough start and the bats were only able to make up so much damage.
Felix Doubront had a shaky first inning and ended up allowing 4 runs to score. Doubront gave up a leadoff single to Lawrie and then a 2 run HR to Rasmus. Sox 0-2. Bautista reached on an error from...
It was a rough night for Felix Doubront, and it just didn't seem to end quite soon enough. In fact, Doubront was asked after the game how and why he was able to pitch a full six innings -- allowing 11 hits and seven runs -- despite his ineffectiveness. On this particular evening, Doubront didn't have much to say, but he did indicate that he was just trying to battle through...
Franklin Morales had his second spot start for Josh Beckett who is on the DL and once again he showed a lot of promise. I think a lot of people have Franklin Morales on their radar now that did not before, in a very good way.
Morales didn't have the best first inning, however he only allowed one run to score and settled down real well after that. Morales started the game...
Brent Lillibridge saw his first action in a Red Sox uniform on Monday night, replacing Cody Ross for defensive purposes in right field. Lillibridge will get his first start in Boston on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, though, starting in center field and hitting ninth in the Sox lineup. Lillibridge, who came to the Red Sox as part of the Kevin Youkilis trade, was hitting just .175...
Youkilis to White Sox for Zach Stewart, who can start or relieve. Not sure if any other pieces. Don’t believe so.
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) June 24, 2012
That’s one tweet from WEEI’s Rob Bradford and there are many more like it on Twitter. It looks as if Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox.
Everyone at Fenway Park from the moment the game started had...
On a day where Cody Ross hit two home runs to help the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, you would think that was the biggest story of the day. Or that Aaron Cook had a serviceable outing and the bullpen picked him up with four solid innings.
Nope, the big story of the day was the fact it was the last game that Kevin Youkilis played in a Red Sox uniform....