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Tim Beckham suspended 80 games for PEDs

MLB: JUL 30 Mariners at Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 30: Seattle Mariners left fielder Tim Beckham sits in the dugout before the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers on July 30, 2019 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Steve Nurenberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 80-game suspension of Beckham is effective immediately.

Beckham, 29, the first overall pick in the 2008 draft, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with Seattle last January. He was hitting .237/.293/.461 with 15 homers and 47 RBI on the season. He started the season in red-hot fashion, posting an .880 OPS in Mach and April but quickly tailed off before enjoying a strong July.

Now he’s out for August, September and -- if he manages to sign on someplace this offseason -- for the fist 30-some-odd games at the start of next season as well.

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