Steve Delabar, who went from substitute teacher to All-Star pitcher in a matter of a few years, has been suspended 80 games for violating the league’s Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
As one of three minor league’s suspended today, Delabar, 33, tested positive for Ostarine (also known as Enobosarm), a type of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) commonly used to treat osteoporosis that is also used by athletes to increase stamina.
The official announcement by MLB can be seen below, courtesy of Big League Stew:
Official: MLB announced Steve Delabar and two other minor leaguers suspended for drugs. pic.twitter.com/hcrdL62P14— Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) April 24, 2017
Delabar was signed to a minor league deal this offseason, but he has yet to pitch for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, where he as assigned after spring training. According to Cleveland.com’s Zack Meisel, his absence is due to the looming suspension.
Indians pitcher Steve Delabar suspended 80 games for PEDs. He's at Triple-A but hasn't been pitching because of looming suspension.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) April 24, 2017