Just weeks before the start of the new MLB season, the Twins have been handed a huge blow.
Shortstop Jorge Polanco has been banned for 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol – an anabolic steroid.
Polanco's 80-game suspension will commence at the start of the 2018 regular season.
Here's what the Twins said in response:
"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Jorge Polanco for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter."