Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended 162 games after testing positive for a second time for performance-enhancing drugs. He will not appeal.
Source: #Indians' Byrd suspended 162 games. Did not appeal.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 1, 2016
Byrd, who signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this past offseason, also tested positive prior to the 2012 season. He then was suspended 50 games.
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The 38-year-old Byrd is the second Indians outfielder to be suspended this season; Abraham Almonte received an 80-game ban in February.
Byrd joins Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello as high-profile players to test positive for PEDs this season.
In 34 games this season, Byrd is hitting .270/.326/.452 with five homers and 19 RBI. He has topped 20 homers in each of the past three seasons.