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MLB Starting Pitcher Has Been Suspended 80 Games

A pile of used baseballs in a dugout.

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Baseball's hot stove may be ice cold right now, but there was still one major headline from the sport on Wednesday. Kansas City Royals pitcher Eric Skoglund has been suspended.

According to reports, Skoglund tested positive for PEDs. He will be suspended for 80 games.

The two substances Skoglund tested positive for were Ostarine and Ligandrol.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore released a statement on the matter moments ago.

Skoglund has pitched in 21 games for the Royals over the last two seasons, making 18 starts. He is 2-8 with a 6.03 ERA in those 21 appearances.

Last season, Skoglund went 1-6 with a 5.14 ERA in 14 games (13 starts).

Just three years after winning the World Series, Kansas City plummeted to a 58-104 record in 2018.