MLB drug suspensions

The Biogenesis investigation and fallout is just the latest example of the prevalence of banned substances in baseball. Explore each suspension under the Major League drug agreement since its inception in 2005.

(Note: Salary lost is determined through published reports and dividing a player's total salary by games lost.)
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Name Team Position Age Year Length Salary lost Substance Notes
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Third baseman 38 2014 162 games $22, 131, 150 Testosterone, HGH, IGF-1 Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis. Longest suspension ever, reduced from 211 games.
Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder 29 2013 65 games $3, 019, 125 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Nelson Cruz Texas Rangers Outfielder 32 2013 50 games $2, 868, 852 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Jhonny Peralta Detroit Tigers Shortstop 31 2013 50 games $1, 639, 344 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Everth Cabrera San Diego Padres Shortstop 26 2013 50 games $348, 360 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Antonio Bastardo Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher 27 2013 50 games $382, 513 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Francisco Cervelli New York Yankees Catcher 27 2013 50 games $140, 806 - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Miguel Tejada Kansas City Royals Infielder 39 2013 105 games - Amphetamines Tested positive twice in short span. Extends into 2014.
Troy Patton Baltimore Orioles Pitcher 27 2013 25 games $174, 180 Amphetamines To be served at start of 2014
Fautino de los Santos Free agent Pitcher 27 2013 50 games - - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Jordan Norberto Free agent Pitcher 26 2013 50 games - - Non-analytical evidence used; Biogenesis.
Guillermo Mota San Francisco Giants Pitcher 38 2012 100 games $546, 448 Clenbuterol Second suspension.
Freddy Galvis Philadelphia Phillies Second baseman 22 2012 50 games $131, 147 Metabolite of Clostebol -
Marlon Byrd Free agent Outfielder 34 2012 50 games - Tamoxifen -
Melky Cabrera San Francisco Giants Outfielder 27 2012 50 games $1, 639, 344 Elevated Testosterone -
Bartolo Colon Oakland Athletics Pitcher 39 2012 50 games $546, 448 Elevated Testosterone -
Ryan Adams Baltimore Orioles Second baseman 25 2012 25 games - Stimulant Served at start of 2013
Yasmani Grandal San Diego Padres Catcher 23 2012 50 games - Elevated Testosterone Served at start of 2013
Carlos Ruiz Philadelphia Phillies Catcher 33 2012 25 games $683, 060 Amphetamines Served at start of 2013
Manny Ramirez Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder 39 2011 100 games - - Retired rather than serve suspension. Tried comeback; MLB considers suspension served.
Mark Rogers Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher 25 2011 25 games - Stimulant -
Eliezer Alfonzo Colorado Rockies Catcher 32 2011 48 games - - Second suspension. Extended into 2013.
Edinson Volquez Cincinnati Reds Pitcher 26 2010 50 games $121, 584 Clomiphene Fertility drug.
Ronny Paulino Florida Marlins Catcher 29 2010 50 games $309, 289 - Extended into 2011.
Sergio Mitre New York Yankees Pitcher 28 2009 50 games $341, 530 Androstendione Served at start of 2009.
J.C. Romero Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher 33 2009 50 games $1, 161, 202 Androstendione Served at start of 2009.
Kelvin Pichardo San Francisco Giants Pitcher 23 2009 50 games - - -
Manny Ramirez Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder 37 2009 50 games $6, 517, 621 Human chorionic gonadotropin Female fertility drug.
Eliezer Alfonzo San Francisco Giants Catcher 29 2008 50 games - - -
Humberto Cota Colorado Rockies Catcher 28 2008 50 games - - -
Juan Salas Tampa Bay Devil Rays Pitcher 28 2007 50 games $104, 371 - -
Neifi Perez Detroit Tigers Infielder 34 2007 25 games $341, 530 Amphetamines First amphetamine suspension.
Neifi Perez Detroit Tigers Infielder 34 2007 80 games - Amphetamines First player suspended twice. Did not play after suspension.
Mike Cameron San Diego Padres Outfielder 34 2007 25 games $853, 825 Amphetamines Served at start of 2008
Ryan Jorgensen Cincinnati Reds Catcher 28 2007 50 games - - Non-analytical evidence used. Stretched into 2008.
Dan Serafini Colorado Rockies Pitcher 33 2007 50 games - - Served at start of 2008
Jose Guillen Kansas City Royals Outfielder 31 2007 15 games $983, 606 HGH Non-analytical evidence used. Served at start of 2008.
Jay Gibbons Baltimore Orioles Outfielder 30 2007 15 games - HGH Non-analytical evidence used. Served at start of 2008.
Yusaku Iriki New York Mets Pitcher 33 2006 50 games - - -
Jason Grimsley Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher 38 2006 50 games - HGH Non-analytical evidence used. Did not play after suspension.
Guillermo Mota New York Mets Pitcher 32 2006 50 games $491, 803 - Served at start of 2007.
Alex Sanchez Tampa Bay Devil Rays Outfielder 28 2005 10 days $32, 787 - First suspension.
Jorge Piedra Colorado Rockies Outfielder 26 2005 10 days $4, 600 - -
Agustin Montero Texas Rangers Pitcher 27 2005 10 days $4, 918 - First to file grievance. Lost.
Jamal Strong Seattle Mariners Outfielder 26 2005 10 days $3, 148 - -
Juan Rincon Minnesota Twins Pitcher 26 2005 10 days $24, 044 - -
Rafael Betancourt Cleveland Indians Pitcher 30 2005 10 days $18, 503 - -
Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore Orioles First baseman 40 2005 10 days $165, 746 Stanzolol -
Ryan Franklin Seattle Mariners Pitcher 32 2005 10 days $147, 540 - -
Mike Morse Seattle Mariners Shortstop 23 2005 10 days - Steroids -
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