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savafan
05-02-2006, 12:54 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060430&content_id=1426450&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

By Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com

According to the Venezuelan daily newspaper Lider, Chicago White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia violated the International Baseball Amateur Federation anti-doping policy when marijuana was found in the pitcher's urine in a test administered during the World Baseball Classic.

The Caracas paper reports sources close to Edwin Zerpa, president of the federation of amateur baseball in Venezuela -- La Federacion Venezolana -- confirm the findings and investigation. White Sox vice president of communications Scott Reifert said, "We have not been informed of any issues concerning any of our players."

Reifert added Major League Baseball has not been contacted regarding the issue.

Lider states the IBAF notified Venezuela's professional baseball league, known as Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Venezuela and the Federacion Venezolana de Beisbol Amateur, of the results earlier this month through Zerpa. Garcia was informed of the findings during Chicago's recent trip to Seattle, the paper says.

According to IBAF rules, a player who violates the anti-doping rule can either accept the findings of the (A) sample or make arrangements within three weeks of notification for the testing of the (B) sample. If (B) sample proves negative, the entire test is considered negative.

Violators of the anti-doping rules can be suspended up to two years from IBAF competition. An IBAF suspension does not affect Major League play.

Garcia is 4-1 with a 5.86 ERA in five starts for the White Sox this season. He went 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in two starts for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic.

KronoRed
05-02-2006, 03:12 PM
Makes him easier to trade for right Krusty? :)

oneupper
05-02-2006, 03:17 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060430&content_id=1426450&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


Violators of the anti-doping rules can be suspended up to two years from IBAF competition. An IBAF suspension does not affect Major League play.

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There's a suspension with some teeth. Next WBC is in 2009!

flyer85
05-02-2006, 03:18 PM
He been hangin' wit Ricky?

WMR
05-02-2006, 04:23 PM
I think he was spotted with these two guys in the Hemp Mobile, smoke rolling out of the windows.

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_400063.jpg

http://www.gamedayticketsusa.com/concert-pics/snoop-dogg.jpg

http://www.hempcar.org/img/frontpage/car.jpg

(yes, Snoop was driving, and yes, he is a more careful driver when he's...ummm...)

Devoniusmaximus
05-02-2006, 04:45 PM
Hi! Long time lurker first time poster.

I can't believe no one has pointed this out


White Sox vice president of communications Scott Reifert



This is a joke article right? I mean come on the guys named Reifert!

MrCinatit
05-02-2006, 07:07 PM
Hi! Long time lurker first time poster.
I can't believe no one has pointed this out
This is a joke article right? I mean come on the guys named Reifert!

lol - it took me a while to get that.

savafan
05-03-2006, 01:58 AM
Hi! Long time lurker first time poster.

I can't believe no one has pointed this out




This is a joke article right? I mean come on the guys named Reifert!

LOL, nice catch! :beerme:

oneupper
05-03-2006, 11:09 AM
LOL, nice catch! :beerme:

Uh-huh...this guy is for real!

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/team/exe_bios/reifert_scott.html

oneupper
05-03-2006, 03:49 PM
Here's another link

http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-extrabases0503.artmay03,0,2374379.story?coll=hc-headlines-sports

I know the Newspaper they are talking about...Lider. Know people there.
If anyone is interested I can find out more about this.