Miami Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Paul Campbell and DHCMT
Paul Campbell, 25, tested positive for DHCMT (Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone). DHCMT is a performance-enhancing substance that violates Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Many MLB players have tested positive for this East German steroid, but many also claim that the tests are false.
So far this season, Campbell has appeared in five games, pitching 11.1 innings with a 8.74 ERA. The 25-year old is 0-2 with 13 strikeouts.
Campbell was Miami’s Rule 5 pick.
Marlins general manager Kim Ng put out the following statement: “We are disappointed to hear today’s news regarding Paul Campbell’s suspension… The Marlins support MLB’s continued efforts to maintain a level playing field for our athletes”.
Campbell’s time in Miami is likely over. The Marlins will likely need to make a roster move by Tuesday.
Campbell on the suspension: “I never knowingly, willingly or intentionally ingested this substance in any form nor have I ever heard of DHCMT prior to this situation.