Mlb and also the players’ union decided to drop the 100-game suspension enforced on Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for an optimistic drug test due to exactly the same procedural problems that emerged within the Ryan Braun situation.
Alfonzo skipped 48 games - the ultimate 15 of last season and also the first 33 of the year.
Braun’s 50-game suspension for an optimistic drug test was overturned in Feb by arbitrator Shyam Das after Braun’s lawyers contended his urine sample wasn't handled in the way per baseball’s drug agreement.
“I discover that very intriguing,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy stated before Monday night’s game at Bay Area. “I’m really for your youthful guy, I’ll tell you just how. He would be a model citizen as they was here around this past year. In the own way, he did a pleasant job of creating a contribution and helping us win some games. We’ll see what goes on once we move forward.”
The collector required Braun’s sample on the Saturday and didn't drop them back immediately in a Federal Express office. He claimed that because it wouldn't happen to be sent until Monday towards the drug-testing laboratory outdoors Montreal, it might be preferable to keep the sample at his home over the past weekend compared to a FedEx office.
The commissioner’s office stated Monday that Alfonzo’s suspension have been dropped “by mutual agreement of Mlb and also the Mlb Gamers Association.”
“Alfonzo’s grievance challenging his suspension elevated problems that were nearly just like individuals resolved within the arbitration including Ryan Braun,” Major league baseball stated. “It isn't anticipated that every other future cases is going to be influenced through the conditions elevated within the issues of those two gamers.”