Houston Astros pitcher suspended 80 games after positive PED test

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 23: Kent Emanuel #64 of the Houston Astros reacts against the Washington Nationals during a Grapefruit League spring training game at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on February 23, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fl

Houston Astros pitcher Kent Emanuel has been suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive during a PED test. 

According to a release, Emanuel tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), which is considered a performance-enhancing substance by the MLB. 


The Major League Baseball Players Association released the following statement on behalf of Emanuel on Thursday, "I do not know how 7 picograms of the long-term metabolite of DHCMT got into my system, but I know I have never knowingly or intentionally taken oral turinabol." 

According to the MLB Commissioner, Emanuel's 80-game suspension will begin today.