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MLB Suspends Jays’ Chris Colabello 80 Games
Blue Jays outfielder/first baseman Chris Colabello was suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
Colabello’s positive test for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid that is sold under the name Turinabol, was a violation of MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment program. His suspension is effective immediately.
Bonds Receives Ovation In Return To AT&T Park
Barry Bonds did not expect a hero’s welcome upon his return to AT&T Park in a baseball uniform for the first time since his last game with the Giants in 2007.
“I don’t really have fans in San Francisco; this is my family,” Bonds, in his first season as the Marlins’ hitting coach, said in the visitors dugout before Friday’s loss to the Giants. “This is where I was raised, this is where I grew up, people that stood behind me through thick and thin. And so I always will appreciate that and always have my love for San Francisco.”
On Friday, Bonds was welcomed back like the prodigal son returning home when he came out to deliver his new team’s lineup card to the umpires.
He was given a warm embrace by Giants bench coach Ron Wotus as the crowd realized what was going on at home plate. Thunderous applause broke out and chants of “Bar-ry, Bar-ry, Bar-ry” filled the air as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Blue Jays, Michael Bourn Agree To Minors Deal
The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a Minor League contract with Michael Bourn.
Bourn, 33, was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves late in Spring Training and then released.
He is in the final season of a four-year, $48 million contract that he signed with the Cleveland Indians heading into the 2013 season.
MLB Players Honor Prince With Walk-Up Music
A number of Major League players honored Prince upon the news of his death on Thursday by changing their walk-up music.
Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees and Bryan Holaday of the Texas Rangers were some of the players to do
The Texas Rangers have placed Keone Kela on the disabled list with an impingement in his right elbow.
Kela will undergo surgery to remove the bone spur and miss three months of action.