The Boston Red Sox will be without pitcher Steven Wright for the first 80 games of the regular season.  The 34-year-old tested positive for a growth hormone.

The Red Sox released a statement supporting the drug prevention and treatment program and vowing to support Wright during the suspension.

Wright, of course, denied taking the PEDs intentionally.  He claims to not know how they got into his system.  

Wright says he has no way to prove he didn’t take them on purpose.  You would think he would be able to do that.  

All he would have to do is provide whatever vitamins and/or supplements he was taking to see if they were tainted.

Unfortunately we don’t believe him.  But we also aren’t sure why a knuckleball pitcher needs PEDs.

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