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MLB To Launch Investigation Into Rash of Stanozolol Positive Results

Commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Wonstrol Depot (intramuscular), Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid that began to be widely used in sports during the 80’s but which has actually been around since 1962. It was in fact the steroid that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive on in 1988. As of 4/14, Jenrry Mejia of the Mets, Ervin Santana of the Twins...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB to follow Biogenesis model in latest drug investigation

TORONTO (AP) Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is investigating four recent positive tests for the steroid Stanozolol along ''the same model'' as its 2013 Biogenesis probe. Injured New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended for 80 games Saturday, the fourth player in 16 days banned under the major league drug program following a positive test for Stanozolol...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vizcaino hit with 80-game PED suspension

Vizcaino was acquired for Tommy La Stella this winter and expected to be a prominent figure in the new Braves bullpen. Atlanta Braves’ relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was suspended Thursday for testing positive for PED use in violation of the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Vizcaino will serve an 80-game, unpaid suspension beginning with the regular...
Via BravesWire
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino suspended 80 games for steroid use

Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for the use of steroids according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Vizcaino will serve his 80 game suspension in AAA where the team optioned him on Monday. Sources: Braves RHP Arodys Vizcaino suspended for 80 games for PEDs. Announcement expected sometime […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Arodys Vizcaino suspended 80 game after PED positive

  Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. The suspension was announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday, three days after the Braves optioned the 24-year-old right-hander to Triple-A Gwinnett. He was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in November for second baseman Tommy La Stella...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves pitcher Vizcaino suspended 80 game for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino has been suspended 80 games following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. The suspension was announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday, three days after the Braves optioned the 24-year-old right-hander to Triple-A Gwinnett. He was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in November for second baseman...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves cut 2 more relievers, a week before opener

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves have sent right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Michael Kohn to the minors, trimming two more pitchers expected to contend for spots in the bullpen. The Braves announced Monday that Vizcaino was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett and Kohn was reassigned to their minor league camp. The moves were made one day after the team released left-handed reliever...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Signs Basically Tommy La Stella

About two weeks ago, the Atlanta Baseball Club traded second baseman Tommy La Stella away to the Chicago Cubs for a small collection of international bonus slots and also right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. The move provided clues as to Atlanta’s dollar valuation of the aforementioned bonus slots relative to baseball’s free-agent market. What else it did […]
Via Fangraphs
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

La Stella Trade Provides Clues to Valuation of Bonus Slots

On Sunday — while much of America watched football, and at least one American (the author, in this case) shopped for boxed wines at a local discount grocer — the Atlanta Braves traded Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and the right to spend about $800 thousand more […]
Via Fangraphs
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves trade La Stella to Cubs; Could move be on horizon for Mets?

When the news broke Sunday afternoon that the Atlanta Braves traded their young second baseman Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs for international signee Arodys Vizcaino and international bonus slots, the move came as a bit of a surprise.  Why would the GM Jed Hoyer and the Cubs, a team already with a glut of young infielders make a trade to acquire another young infielder? The...
Via Mets360.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

La Stella and the Bonus Pools

The relationship between Arodys Vizcaino and the Atlanta Braves stretches back December 2009, when the team acquired him from the Yankees—who signed him as a 16-year-old in 2007. Since that trade, the symbiosis between player and team has come full circle, ensnaring several players—both notable and obscure—and millions of dollars in the transactional eddies that continue...
Via The Sports Post
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap of MLB Offseason Moves: 11/1 – 11/16 (National League)

Here is the second part of my profile on the MLB offseason. Here are the National League moves thus  far: NL East New York Mets: The Mets signed OF/1B Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million deal on Nov. 10. The move gives the Mets a much-needed bat for the middle of their order. However, since the Rockies extended a qualifying offer, they get draft pick compensation in return...
Via Total Sports Live
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves trade infielder Tommy La Stella to Cubs

On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs sent longtime pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino back to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for rookie second baseman Tommy La Stella. Atlanta also obtained Chicago’s number two, three and four bonus slots, while the Cubs received the Braves’ number four slot. That will increase Atlanta’s chances to sign an international player. #Cubs acquired INF...
Via Baseball Essential
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs get 2B La Stella from Braves for reliever Vizcaino

  The Chicago Cubs have acquired second baseman Tommy La Stella in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino. Chicago and Atlanta also swapped four international pool slots in Sunday's deal, with three going to the Braves and one to the Cubs. The 25-year-old La Stella made his major league debut this year and hit .251 with one homer and 31 RBI in 93 games. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves. La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman and made his big-league debut this year with the Braves and batted .251...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Acquire Tommy La Stella; Starlin Castro On Way Out?

The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves for relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino. The acquisition of La Stella made Ken Rosenthal take to twitter on Sunday afternoon in an effort to explain why he thinks Starlin Castro will be the odd man out of the Chicago Cubs infield. #Cubs’ Castro may be odd man out, but his contract is very club-friendly: $43M...
Via Sports Mockery
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves trade for righty reliever Vizcaino, ship La Stella to Cubs

The Braves' immediate plans for their most heralded organizational prospect may have been revealed in a simple swap with the Chicago Cubs. On Sunday, Atlanta traded second baseman Tommy La Stella to Chicago for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, a one-time farmhand with the Braves (2010-11). The two clubs also exchanged various international "bonus pool" picks to complete the deal. With the...
Via Fox Sports South
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire INF La Stella from Braves

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have acquired second baseman Tommy La Stella in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino. Chicago and Atlanta also swapped four international pool slots in Sunday's deal, with three going to the Braves and one to the Cubs. The 25-year-old La Stella made his major league debut this year and hit .251 with one homer and 31 RBIs in 93...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Made the Cut? : Cubs/Sox Make Expand Rosters

It’s that time of the year, when the Chicago baseball fans finally get a glimpse into this “Next Year is the Year” they speak of. Chicago White Sox Prior to tonight’s game at #MNTwins, the #WhiteSox announced seven roster moves: http://t.co/x1pCUVJXYi — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 2, 2014 The White Sox officially announced recalling pitchers Chris Bassitt, Scott...
Via Sports Mockery
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10: Chicago Cubs Prospects

As we enter the final throes of the Chicago Cubs 2014 season, Cubs fans have begun to look forward to the future. With prospects such as Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Arodys Vizcaino all in AAA, it may not be unreasonable to suggest that 2015 could be a competitive year on the north side. However, it does not stop there, in AA and below, the Cubs have some true talent. 10. Victor...
Via Sports Mockery
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

TCR Friday Notes

Some quick hits... - The pleasant news of Arismendy Alcantara staying with the team at least through the All-Star Break and hopefully longer, was a nice boost to the morale. With the break looming, the Cubs don't need to worry about their other 2 starting rotation spots, so Kyle Hendricks was optioned despite the solid start yesterday. Blake Parker will likely be sitting next to...
Via Cub Reporter
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Cubs Post-Draft Prospect Rankings

It is that time of year again – the Cubs get to add some new prospects into the farm system without giving up any major league talent in the process. With their first pick, the Cubs went underslot with catcher Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the draft, making him to first position player taken.  As you will soon read, he is also one of six position players to make...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 9 Closer Report

Welcome back to The Fantasy Fix’s Closer Report for Week 9. Are the Chicago White Sox switching closers? Do the Cubs have a new closer in waiting? Is there any news outside of the Windy City? Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here. As always, feel free to ask a question in the comments...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #12

The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage. The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Triple-A Iowa, and assigned catcher Rafael Lopez, outfielder Mitch Maier and pitcher Armando Rivero to Minor League camp on Tuesday. Mike...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Drop 8 More from Spring Roster

Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Christian Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Zack Rossup, Mitch Maier, Armando Rivero and Rafael Lopez are optioned or reassigned...and there were 47 (I think). Tags: Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves
Via Cub Reporter
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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