The 2015 National League batting champion has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon will start serving his suspension on Friday after helping the marlins complete a four game sweep of his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB.com is reporting the two time All-Star tested positive for two different performance enhancers, Clostebol and exogenous testosterone.
Gordon seems an unlikely candidate to get nabbed for using PEDs because usage is often associated with power hitters. The speedy 28-year-old has just eight home runs in his six years in the majors, not exactly ready to threaten Barry Bonds’ all time record of 762 home runs any time soon. Bonds just happens to be Gordon’s hitting coach.
Gordon is the second big leaguer to get suspended in little more than a week. Chris Colabello of the Toronto Blue Jays was popped last Friday. He too got an 80 game suspension since it was his first positive test.
The Marlins will likely use either Martin Prado or Derek Dietrich at second while Gordon is away. If the Marlins manage to make the post-season in 2016 Gordon will be unable to participate in the playoffs.
Gordon has yet to make a statement about what may have cost him to test positive.