Phillies’ Galvis suspended 50 games; tested positive for banned substance
NY, NY, United States (AHN Sports) – Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games by MLB Tuesday following a positive test for a metabolite of Clostebol, a banned substance.
Galvis, on the disabled list for a back injury, will start serving the suspension immediately.
“A trace amount of a banned substance — 80 parts in a trillion — was detected in my urine sample,” Galvis said in a statement. “I am extremely disappointed in what has transpired. I cannot understand how even this tiny particle of a banned substance got into my body.
“I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance. I have always tried to follow the team’s strength and conditioning methods, listen to the trainers, work out hard and eat right. Unfortunately, the rules are the rules and I will be suspended.”
Galvis was batting .226 with three homers, 15 doubles and 24 RBI as a sub for the injured Chase Utley.