Stumpf Suspended for Drugs

first_imgPHILADELPHIA— Philadelphia Phillies reliever Daniel Stumpf was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday after a positive doping test.The rookie pitcher was caught with dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid.The 25-year-old Stumpf made his MLB debut a week ago, and has a 40.50 ERA in three appearances, allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning.Philadelphia said in a statement it was “disappointed to hear today’s news of Daniel’s violation.”He will lose $221,858 of salary under his contract, which calls for him to be paid at the rate of the minimum $507,500 while in MLB, and at the rate of $41,400 while in the minors.Stumpf was selected by the Phillies in the winter-meeting draft of unprotected players after going 20-23 with a 3.21 ERA during four seasons in Kansas City’s minor league system. He signed with the Royals, who picked him in the ninth round of the 2012 amateur draft.Stumpf became the fifth player suspended this year under the MLB drug program. New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia received a permanent ban following a third positive test, and Cleveland outfielder Abraham Almonte, Cincinnati outfielder Juan Duran, and free-agent catcher Taylor Teagarden were suspended for 80 games each.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img