Colabello’s positive test for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid that is sold under the name Turinabol, was a violation of MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment program. His suspension is effective immediately.(MLB)
Colabello, 32, is batting .069 in 10 games for the Blue Jays this season. In 2015, his first season with Toronto, he batted .321 with 15 HR and 54 RBIs.
“I would never compromise the integrity of the game of baseball,” Colabello said. “I am saddened more for the impact this will have on my teammates, the organization and the fans of the Toronto Blue Jays. I hope that before anyone passes judgment on me they can take a look at the man that I am, and everything that I have done to get to where I am in my career.”(ESPN)
Colabello, who has played 225 big league games in parts of four seasons, will lose $227,891 of his $521,126 salary.
On Friday, Blue Jays signed free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor league deal and will send him to extended spring training. Bourn was released by the Braves on April 2.