Jul 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin (24) hits a ground rule double in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Maybin suspended 25-games for positive drug test

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.

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.

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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