Baseball’s Juice Cleanse Has Been Ineffective; PEDs Remain – Hartford Courant

BOSTON — On the 30th anniversary of Roger Clemens‘ 20-strikeout game, on a Marlins team where Barry Bonds is the hitting coach, a decidedly non-power major leaguer reinforced a powerful message on Friday.

Performance-enhancing drugs aren’t only for the pitcher who used a 98 mph fastball to win a record seven Cy Young awards and strike out 4,672 batters.

PEDs aren’t only for the slugger who crushed a single-season record of 73 home runs and a career record of 762 homers.

PEDs are for the skinny guys like Dee Gordon, too. They are for a guy who broke into the majors at 5 feet 11, 144 pounds and who would go on to lead the National League in 2015 with 205 hits, 50 steals and win a batting title with a .333 average.


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