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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamines, says he took Adderall

Chris Davis home runBaltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamines and he says the positive test was due to his use of Adderall.

“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans. I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic use exemption this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.”

Davis would have needed to test positive twice in order to be suspended 25 games.

Though he mashed 53 home runs last season, Davis returned to normal this season and is batting .196 with 26 home runs. Because there are only 17 games left in the regular season for Baltimore, Davis would only be able to return to the first-place Orioles in the 9th game of the playoffs if they make it that far.

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