ELIEZER ALFONZO RUMORS

Making Moves: Matt Wallach, Sean White, and the World Baseball Classic

Matt Wallach has replaced Eliezer Alfonzo in major-league camp for Spring Training. Alfonzo, one of the tens of Spring Training invitees operating on a minor-league deal, is suffering from dengue virus (yes, really). Eliezer will report to the minor-league portion of Camelback Ranch when he’s healthy enough to do so. Nobody knows when that will be, but he was a long-shot to make...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Virus Strikes Eliezer Alfonzo, Matt Wallach On Deck

Non-roster catcher Eliezer Alfonzo won’t be in the Dodgers’ major-league camp this spring, as he remains in his native Venezuela infected with dengue virus. Don’t ask me. Wiki that thing if you must. All-in-all a tough break for Alfonzo who is on a minor league contract with the Dodgers. Alfonso was already given permission to report late to camp so he could tend to a family...
Via Dodgers Rumors
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonzo's drug ban dropped by MLB, so they fire their arbitrator

The Colorado Rockies sent catcher Eliezer Alfonzo to Triple-A, where he is on the restricted list until he's able to obtain a visa to travel from Venezuela, after after Major League Baseball dropped... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Alfonzo's 100-game suspension rescinded on appeal

The 100-game suspension handed down to Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for testing positive for a banned substance last September has been rescinded, Major League Baseball announced Monday, and the reason is nearly identical to the one raised when Ryan Braun's suspension was overturned. Alfonzo, 33, served a 50-game suspension in 2008 for violating MLB's drug policy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Drops Alfonzo’s Existing PED Suspension

According to a baseball source, Major League Baseball has dropped the 100-game suspension levied against Eliezer Alfonzo last season due to the same procedural issues that surfaced during the Ryan Braun case over the offseason. The specific procedural issues were yet again not specifically outlined in this report, but the important aspect to note is that this was not an appeal case...
Via Fangraphs
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Eliezer Alfonzo uses the Ryan Braun defense to have his 100 game suspension overturned

Remember when we said MLB would never let another player beat the system the way Ryan Braun did? Well, looks like we wrong. Dead wrong. According to the AP, Colorado Rockies catch Eliezer Alfonzo just beat the system. And he beat it in a big way. Alfonzo was set to start serving a 100 game suspension, but after using the same defense that got Braun off, MLB has reportedly been forced...
Via No Guts, No Glory
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB, union rescind Alfonzo's drug ban

Major League Baseball and the players' union agreed to drop the 100-game suspension imposed on Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case. Alfonzo missed 48 games -- the final 15 of last season and the first 33 of this year. Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Alfonzo's 100-game ban dropped

A person familiar with the decision says Major League Baseball has dropped its 100-game suspension of Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case. Alfonzo is eligible to play immediately, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies' Eliezer Alfonzo only MLB player to test positive for PEDs

The number of drug tests conducted by Major League Baseball rose 3 percent in the past year, when Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo was the only big-leaguer suspended for using a performance-enhancing substance.
Via Denver Post
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

MLB drugs tests rise 3 percent in last year

The number of drug tests conducted by Major League Baseball rose 3 percent in the past year, when Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo was the only big leaguer suspended for using a performance-enhancing substance. Alfonzo was banned for 100 games and there was just one positive for PEDs among 3,868 tests, according to the annual report issued Thursday by Dr. Bryan Smith, the...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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