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Twins SS Polanco suspended 80 games for PED violation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a big blow to a team that has made a series of roster-enhancing moves throughout the offseason and into spring training.

The commissioner's office announced Sunday that Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol, becoming the sixth player to be banned this year under the major league drug program. That's already one more than last season.

Polanco started 127 games at shortstop last year for the Twins, finishing with a .256 batting average, 13 home runs, 13 stolen bases and 74 RBIs in his first full season as a regular in the lineup. His grandfather died in June, and the switch-hitting 24-year-old struggled through the early part of the summer until being benched temporarily in late June.

AVG: J. Mauer.305
HR: B. Dozier34
RBI: B. Dozier93
SB: B. Buxton29
W: E. Santana16
ERA: E. Santana3.28
Saves: M. Belisle9
K: E. Santana167
AL Central
Chi White Sox 00.000-
Cleveland 00.000-
Detroit 00.000-
Kansas City 00.000-
Minnesota 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .260 (9)
Runs: 815 (7)
Hits: 1443 (10)
Home Runs: 206 (16)
Stolen Bases: 95 (9)
OBP: .334 (6)
SLG: .434 (11)
Total Bases: 2409 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.59 (19)
Runs Allowed: 788 (19)
Saves: 42 (12)
Strikeouts: 1166 (29)
OpBA: .266 (26)
OBP: .330 (16)
SLG: .446 (24)
Run Support: 5.11 (5)
Date Player Transactions
3/18 J. Polanco Suspension Announced By League (80 games for violating MLB drug program)
3/18 J. Polanco Starting to Serve Illegal Substance Suspension
3/16 K. Vargas Designated for Assignment
3/13 J. Curtiss Sent to Minors
3/13 S. Gonsalves Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/2 M. Kohn Right biceps tear, nerve damage (day-to-day)
2/20 T. May Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
2/17 M. Pineda Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
2/14 E. Santana Surgery on right middle finger (day-to-day)
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
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