Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories. Did Adderall aid that?
According to tweets from both Matt Gelb and Todd Zolecki, Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for the use of amphetamines, specifically Adderall.
In his story, Gelb says “the suspension was triggered by Ruiz’s second positive test for the stimulant.” The Phillies will be without him until April 28 and it will cost him about $750,000 in salary.
He’s the second high-profile Phillie nailed this year for the use of a banned substance, with Freddy Galvis being the first during the summer. This one might catch some people by surprise, although Ruiz did have by far his best season as a major leaguer.
Are you shocked by this? Do you care if Ruiz has illegally taken Adderall as a way to get through a long season?