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fadetoblack2880
11-27-2007, 07:48 PM
I didn't see this posted, so in case it is, I'll apologize in advance.

Serafini suspended 50 games after failed drug test
Associated Press

Updated: November 27, 2007, 5:33 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Former Colorado Rockies pitcher Dan Serafini was suspended for 50 games Tuesday, the second player to fail a test for a performance-enhancing drug this season under Major League Baseball's testing program.

The 33-year-old left-hander played in three games and allowed two earned runs in one-third of an inning with the Rockies last season. Currently a free agent, Serafini has played for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds.

Serafini blamed the positive result on substances prescribed by a doctor in Japan, where he was limited to a total of 16 games in 2006 and 2007 because of what he described as "significant injuries."

"While trying to accelerate the healing process of these injuries, I took substances that were prescribed for me by a doctor in Japan," Serafini said in a statement. "What I did not know at the time was that these substances would cause me to test positive once I returned to the U.S.

"I have not taken these or any banned substances since returning to the U.S. and signing with the Colorado Rockies organization in July," he said.

Serafini's suspension is the 34th of the season for both the minor and major leagues. He is the second major-leaguer this season to be suspended for performance-enhancing drugs. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Juan Salas was suspended 50 games on May 7.

Cincinnati's Ryan Jorgensen was suspended for 50 games on Sept. 7, but the specific reason for the suspension wasn't given.

In addition, Detroit's Neifi Perez was suspended twice for testing positive for a stimulant, receiving penalties of 25 and 80 games, and outfielder Mike Cameron, now a free agent, was suspended 25 games for testing positive for a stimulant.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

gilpdawg
11-27-2007, 07:54 PM
Man, that's terrible, I played against that guy in a sim league......oh wait, it's not OUR Dan Serafini? Okay, good.:D

Javy Pornstache
11-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Hey, now, let's get his side of the story. He can make a post about it here. :)

fadetoblack2880
11-27-2007, 08:07 PM
Man, that's terrible, I played against that guy in a sim league......oh wait, it's not OUR Dan Serafini? Okay, good.:D

O & A PARTY ROCK!!!! Nice to see another fan on here.

Too bad Serafini got busted, he would've fit in nicely behind Harang, Arroyo, and Bailey.;) He should crack open a Lopweiser...

HalMorrisRules
11-27-2007, 09:59 PM
I didn't see this posted, so in case it is, I'll apologize in advance.


Only missed mine by two hours. ;)

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63836

TC81190
11-27-2007, 10:28 PM
Man, that's terrible, I played against that guy in a sim league......oh wait, it's not OUR Dan Serafini? Okay, good.:D

Our Danny Serafini is the one and only.

fadetoblack2880
11-27-2007, 10:54 PM
Only missed mine by two hours. ;)

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63836

Yeah, I saw it after I posted it. Sorry about that.

redsupport
11-27-2007, 11:20 PM
That explains why he was so effective, I cant imagine how effective he will be now without exogenous drugs. He was close to Cy Young form with the drugs.

donnelly_31
12-06-2007, 10:46 PM
Dan O'Brien must be in tears