Red Sox Pitcher Steven Right Suspended After Positive Drug Test

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio/AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended after testing positive during a drug test.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Wednesday that Wright tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Wright who joined the team in 2013, will begin his suspension for 80 games without pay at the start of the 2019 season.

In a statement, the Red Sox said that it "fully support Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from the game. While we are disappointed by the news of this violation, we will look to provide the appropriate support to Steven at this time. Going forward, the club will not comment further on the matter."

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