Dumbass Dee Gordon
What do you expect from an ex-Dodger? Dumbass Dee Gordon suspended for 80 games. Here is the MLB.com story
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball levied the suspension without pay after Gordon tested positive for "exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, performance-enhancing substances, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," MLB said in a written statement released after 1 a.m. ET on Friday.
"Dee Gordon is a very important part of our team," Marlins president David Samson said, "and we all love him, and we support him.
"That said, I do not like, or condone, what he did. He's an important member of this organization and will be for many years to come. It's a huge, huge disappointment. To the kids, to our fans, to his teammates, and to everyone in our organization, who works hard every single day, to put a product on the field and off the field that all Miamians will be proud of."
Gordon, an All-Star the past two seasons, won the National League batting title in 2015, when he posted a .333 average with a league-best 205 hits and 58 steals. He also led the NL with 64 steals in '14, before the Dodgers traded him to the Marlins.
Gordon was off to a slower start this season, batting .266/.289/.340 with six steals through 21 games. However, his RBI single in the seventh inning on Thursday tied the score at 2-2 and knocked Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda out of the game.
Gordon, who turned 28 on April 22, is the son of former big league pitcher Tom Gordon and was a fourth-round pick by the Dodgers in the 2008 Draft. In January, the Marlins signed him to a new contract that was due to pay him $50 million through 2020, with a $14 million club option for '21.