A's OF Laureano suspended 80 games for PED violation


Athletics outfielder Ramón Laureano has been suspended 80 games for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, MLB announced Friday.

Laureano tested positive for Nandrolone, per MLB's statement.

The A's released a short statement after the news was announced.

"The A’s were disappointed to learn of this suspension. We fully support MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and we will welcome Ramón back after the discipline has been served," the statement read.

Laureano also released a statement through the MLB Players' Association.

Laureano has played in 88 games for the A's this season, hitting .246 with 14 home runs and 39 RBI.

His suspension is effective immediately.