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Seattle Mariners LHP Hector Santiago has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for exogenous testosterone, which is a performance-enhancing substance, that is in violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB Network.
The suspension is without pay and is effective immediately. Santiago will miss the remainder of the 2021 season and part of the 2022 season as well. He was also the first player in MLB to be suspended for having a foreign substance on his glove earlier in July. He finishes the season with a 3.42 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 30:11 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings.
Jeff Passan of ESPN reported on Thursday that Hector Santiago's suspension was upheld.
Santiago will be forced to miss the next 10 games for foreign-substance use. There was a very little chance the suspension was going to be overturned. Seattle will be forced to play a man short during this suspension.
Mariners LHP Hector Santiago has been suspended 10 game for having an illegal foreign substance on his glove during Sunday's game.
He's the first player to receive a punishment since MLB started cracking down on "stick stuff." The veteran lefty is appealing the decision and will be able to play until a hearing takes place.
Mariners left-handed reliever Hector Santiago was ejected following a foreign substance inspection in the fifth inning of Sunday's game. He's the first player to be found guilty of violating the new foreign substance policies implemented by MLB last week.
Umpires took Santiago's glove following the inspection and promptly ejected the southpaw. He had gone 2.1 innings in the effort, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. He also struck out four batters in the process. In addition to the ejection, Santiago will presumably receive a 10-game suspension, as MLB warned in its memo earlier this month. Santiago cannot be replaced on the roster while he serves his penalty.
Hector Santiago earned the win Thursday against Tampa Bay, striking out three over one scoreless inning.
Santiago would have struck out the side had one runner not reached base on an error by Dylan Moore. He went on to earn the win after Seattle plated two runs the next half inning to win the game.