After the Miami Marlins won the fourth game of their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers — sweeping the Dodgers — Major League Baseball announced that Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended for 80 games due to testing positive for PED use.
The announcement from MLB says Gordon tested positive for “exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, which are performance-enhancing substances, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”
For the past two seasons, one with Miami, Gordon has been an All-Star and was the 2015 National League batting champion. His batting average last season was .333 and in 2014, his last with the Dodgers, it was .289. Last season Gordon won Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.
In Thursday’s game Gordon had a hit and an RBI. In 21 games this season he has a .266 average.
Gordon spent his first four major league seasons with the Dodgers and was traded to Miami during the 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego. Miami is closer to Gordon’s home so he welcomed the trade for that reason.
The impression most people have of Gordon is that he’s a very nice guy, very humble about his talents and achievements and gracious during interviews. This suspension comes as a big shock for the people who have known him since his days with the Dodgers.
Below is the video interview Claudia Gestro did with Gordon this past Tuesday (April 26).
Photo by Claudia Gestro who contributed to this article.
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