Oakland Athletics star pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, according to Major League Baseball.
In a statement, Montas said “I am deeply saddened to confirm that MLB recently notified me I have tested positive for Ostarine, a prohibited substance under MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement. While I never intended to take any prohibited substance, I unfortunately and unknowingly ingested a contaminated supplement that I had purchased over-the-counter at a nutrition store here in the United States. That said, I respect MLB uses and understand my responsibilities under the Joint Drug Agreement, and accept full responsibility. I sincerely apologize to the A’s organization, the fans, my teammates, and my family for this mistake. My hope is to be able to return to the A’s later this season and contribute as best I can.”
This year, Montas is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA. In 2018, Montas went 5-4 with a 3.88 ERA.