The MLB has passed a new rule that forfeits a player to play in the post season if they test positive for a performance enhancing drug. Another significant change is that any player who tests positive will miss 80 games for first offense, 162 for second, and a lifetime ban for the third failed test which all are increased suspensions from the previous year.
A player serving a season-long suspension will lose all his pay. There will be 400 random blood collections used to detect human growth hormone in addition to the mandatory one for each player during spring training.
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