Baseball notes: Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf suspended for 80 games
Phillies reliever Daniel Stumpf was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.
The rookie left-hander tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid used to increase speed and strength.
A 25-year-old left-hander, Stumpf made his major league debut April 7 and has a 40.50 earned-run average in three appearances, giving up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.
The Colorado Rockies put outfielder Charlie Blackmon on the 15-day disabled list with turf toe on his left foot. The Rockies recalled catcher Dustin Garneau from triple-A Albuquerque to fill Blackmon’s roster spot. Blackmon was hurt diving back into second base in the eighth inning of Colorado’s 10-6 win over San Francisco on Wednesday.
David Murphy and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a minor league contract, and the 34-year-old outfielder will report to triple-A Rochester with the possibility of being promoted soon. Murphy hit .285 in 48 games for the Angels last season.
After undergoing treatment for oral cancer, former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling has recorded a public service announcement on the dangers of smokeless tobacco.