Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ruiz Suspeneded, Drug Violations; Phillies Shocker

Here's a shocker for you: Carlos Ruiz, a Phillies' fan-favorite catcher and the team's most productive hitter in 2012, has been suspended.
Ruiz (known as "Chooch" by fans and teammates) was today suspended  for 25 games by Major League Baseball. He has apparently violated MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy.
The popular Phillies catcher tested positive for Adderall, according to league sources and newspaper reports.
Adderall is an amphetamine commonly used to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But Adderall is also classified as a banned stimulant under MLB's policy.
Adderall is not considered a steroid. This suspension reportedly results from Ruiz's second positive test for the stimulant.

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