T.J. Quinn of ESPN's Outside the Lines reports that MLB is expected to announce soon that another player has been suspended for failing a PED test. Quinn writes:
Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told Outside the Lines, meaning it's all but certain that more announcements will follow.
Quinn's story has more, including how improved testing procedures may have led to this recent spate of suspensions.
This report of course comes not long after MLB suspended Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for 80 games as a result of his testing positive for two banned substances. Dodgers reliever Josh Ravin recently became the sixth big-leaguer to be suspended in 2016.
In the spring of 2014, players and owners agreed to revisions to the punitive phase of the Joint Drug Agreement. Now, first time offenders are suspended 80 games, second-timers for 162 games, and third-timers receive a lifetime ban. In February, reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement.