Brewer catcher Pedro Severino suspends 80 games by MLB for PED use

PHOENIX – Milwaukee Brewers catcher Pedro Severino was suspended for 80 games without pay for using performance-enhancing substance clomiphene, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.

Also known as clomid, clomiphene is an anti-estrogenic substance that helps women conceive. It is not approved by the FDA for use by men under any conditions but can change testosterone levels.

“The Milwaukee Brewers are joining Major League Baseball in an effort to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs from our game,” said David Sterns, head of baseball operations, in a statement released by the team.

“This organization fully supports MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment plan. This time we will support Pedro and welcome him back to the end of his discipline.

28-year-old Severino, Nov. He signed a one-year, $ 1.9 million contract on the 19th, and worked as a backup for all-star Omar Norway after signing former long-term patent Manny Pina two days ago for a $ 8 million two-year deal.

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