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What the Marlon Byrd suspension means for the Cleveland Indians

The MLB has suspended Marlon Byrd, again. This time though, he was hit with a full-season 162 game ban. This happens to be much larger than the 50 game suspension he received as a free agent in 2012. The news comes as a shock and disappointment to the Cleveland Indians organization. What makes this news hurt worse for Cleveland is the fact that Byrd had been producing consistently...
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Guthrie calls Marlon Byrd a ‘joke’ after failed PED test

Marlon Byrd again tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and one Padres pitcher was not shy about saying how he felt about Byrd and anyone else who cheats the game. Back in 2012, Byrd received a 50-game suspension after a first positive test. On Wednesday, we learned Byrd tested positive once more. This time he will miss 162 games. As the news began to make its rounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd releases statement regarding PED suspension

He claims to have taken a tainted supplement... After receiving a season-long ban for PED use from Major League Baseball this afternoon, Marlon Byrd released a statement explaining how the supplement Ipamorelin entered his system. Tamoxifen, for which Byrd previously served a suspension, is typically used by steroid users to stunt male breast growth. At the time, Byrd stated that...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians’ Marlon Byrd Suspended 162 Games After Testing Positive For PED

Marlon Byrd took another substance he shouldn’t have. The Cleveland Indians outfielder received a 162-game suspension without pay Wednesday for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MLB announced in a statement that Byrd tested positive for the growth hormone secretagogue Ipamorelin, which is considered a performance-enhancing substance...
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd suspended 162 games for PED violation

Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended 162 games for failing a PED test. It’s Byrd’s second PED suspension, thus the 162-game penalty. Source: #Indians’ Byrd suspended 162 games. Did not appeal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 1, 2016 The Indians signed Byrd to a minor league deal a month into Spring Training, and he forced his way onto the...
Via The Comeback
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd reportedly facing second career PED suspension

Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs for a second time. Byrd would be facing a 162 game suspension if the report is true. Source: Tribe's Marlon Byrd tested positive for PEDs, again. Previously suspended 50 games after testing positive in 2012. Announcement soon — Vince Grzegorek (@vincethepolack) June 1, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd reportedly tests positive for PEDs a second time

Vince Grzegorek of Cleveland Scene reports that Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs for the second time in his career and faces a 162-game suspension. An announcement is expected soon from the Indians and Major League Baseball. Source: Tribe’s Marlon Byrd tested positive for PEDs, again. Previously suspended 50 games after testing...
Via The Sports Daily
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

On the inequity of the 2015 NL Wild Card Game

By Dave Cameron The Wild Card races in the American and National Leagues could hardly be more different. Over in the AL, only four teams are playing at a level that would normally make them contenders, but the rules require that a fifth team qualify for the postseason, so one team from a remarkably mediocre group is going to get rewarded with a playoff spot even though they may...
Via Fangraphs
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd traded to San Francisco Giants

By Joseph Coblitz Continuing on with the spree of waiver trades, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for AA pitcher Stephen Johnson. The Giants’ regular right fielder, Hunter Pence, was placed on the disabled list on August 18 and with Angel Pagan also on the DL, they were in desperate for some outfield help. Just two...
Via The Outside Corner
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies, Reds were close on Marlon Byrd deal

It’s been a quiet offseason in Philadelphia, which might be a good thing when you consider some of the ill-advised moves that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made in the past. However, the Phillies do need to continue their rebuilding process after trading Jimmy Rollins earlier this month, and outfielder Marlon Byrd would be the easiest player for them to move. The Phillies...
Via The Outside Corner
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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