The San Diego Padres will be without outfielder Cameron Maybin for the next 25 games as he has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the use of Amphetamine.
According to multiple reports, including ESPN’s Buster Olney and MLB itself, Maybin suspension will be for 25-games even if it was possibly a positive test for absolutely innocent and incidental reasons.
MLB announces that the Padres’ Cameron Maybin was suspended for 25 games for amphetamine use.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 23, 2014
Padres OF Cameron Maybin suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine.
— MLB (@MLB) July 23, 2014
Bob Nightengale attempted to provide some possible context for the suspension by pointing out something key from Maybin’s statement on his 25-game suspension.
Cameron Maybin said in statement that he has been undergoing treatment for ADD for years, and neglected to follow the rules for medication,
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 23, 2014
The fact of the matter is, this does indeed look like an oversight by Major League Baseball as Maybin’s numbers this year hardly suggest he’s been doping for personal gain. That being said, baseball players have cried wolf enough to lose the right to be innocent even after proven guilty and Maybin’s suspension, while possibly incidental, is collateral damage.
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