Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
MLB said Friday that Almonte tested positive for Boldenone, an anabolic steroid generally used by veterinarians on horses.
Indians General Manager Mike Chernoff and Manager Terry Francona had high expectations this season for the 26-year-old outfielder.
“It's extremely disappointing. Abe has accepted responsibility for the test results as he talked with me and Tito,” Chernoff said. “We were hoping that he would be a large contributor for our major league team this year and for the first 80 games, he...