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    Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.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.
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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Makes him easier to trade for right Krusty?
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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
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    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!
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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    He been hangin' wit Ricky?
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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    I think he was spotted with these two guys in the Hemp Mobile, smoke rolling out of the windows.







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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    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!

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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Quote Originally Posted by Devoniusmaximus
    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.

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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Quote Originally Posted by Devoniusmaximus
    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!
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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    LOL, nice catch!
    Uh-huh...this guy is for real!

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    Re: Freddy Garcia tests positive for marijuana use

    Here's another link

    http://www.courant.com/sports/hc-ext...adlines-sports

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