Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. I repeat, dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. Thank god for copy/paste.

While Colabello will be eligible to return to the Blue Jays in July, it’s worth nothing that should the team make the postseason this year (as they did last year), Colabello will not be eligible to be on the roster:

There was news of a Blue Jays closed-door team meeting earlier on Friday, and it turns out that meeting was Colabello’s doing, to explain the situation to his teammates:

Colabello released a statement in which he sounded shocked that he tested positive for a banned substance:

The 32-year-old had been considered a feel-good story with a breakout season in 2015, following seven seasons (2005-2011) the Independent League. He put together a terrific .321/.367/.520 slash line, with 15 homers in 360 plate appearances for a Toronto team that went to the ALCS in 2015.

However, Colabello was off to a brutal start in 2016, with just two hits (both singles) and nine strikeouts in 29 at-bats. As Colabello said in his statement, he found out from MLB that he tested positive for PEDs over a month ago, so perhaps that knowledge factored into his struggles at the plate.

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