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In February 2004, Major League Baseball announced a new drug policy which originally included random, offseason testing and 10-day suspensions for first-time offenders, 30 days for second-time offenders, 60 days for third-time offenders, and one year for fourth-time offenders, all without pay, in an effort to curtail performance-enhancing drug use (PED) in professional baseball. This policy strengthened baseball's pre-existing ban on controlled substances, including steroids, which has been in effect since 1991.The policy was to be reviewed in 2008, but under pressure from the U.S. Congress, on November 15, 2005, players and owners agreed to tougher penalties; a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third.
In December 2009, Sports Illustrated named baseball's steroid scandal of performance-enhancing drugs as the number one sports story of the decade of the 2000s.
The current penalties, adopted on March 28, 2014, are 80 games for a first offense, 162 games for a second offense, and a permanent suspension ("lifetime ban") for a third.Players are also ineligible from participating in the post-season the same year they receive a suspension, regardless of when their suspension is completed, unless the penalty is reduced on appeal. Players receiving a permanent suspension can apply to the Commissioner of Baseball for reinstatement after one year, which if granted can occur not sooner than two years after the suspension started.
Players are ordered by the announced date of their suspension, placed in the appropriate table per their MLB experience and roster status at the time they were suspended. Players who are active in professional baseball (not limited to MLB) are listed in italics; players who have retired or have been a free agent for over a year are not considered "active".
|*||Major League Baseball All-Star|
|MVP||Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player|
|SS||Silver Slugger Award winner|
|GG||Gold Glove award winner|
|†||Player was named in the Mitchell Report (may or may not be related to suspension)|
|(#)||Number of times the player was suspended (if more than once)|
|^||Suspension lasted more than 100 games|
Players listed in this section were active in MLB at the time of their suspension.
|Alex Sánchez||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||April 3, 2005||10 days||OF|
|Agustín Montero||Texas Rangers||April 20, 2005||10 days||P|
|Jamal Strong||Seattle Mariners||April 26, 2005||10 days||OF|
|Juan Rincón||Minnesota Twins||May 2, 2005||10 days||P|
|Rafael Betancourt||Cleveland Indians||July 8, 2005||10 days||P|
|Rafael Palmeiro SSGG||Baltimore Orioles||August 1, 2005||Stanozolol||10 days||DH|
|Ryan Franklin †||Seattle Mariners||August 2, 2005||10 days||P|
|Mike Morse||Seattle Mariners||September 7, 2005||10 days||SS|
|Carlos Almanzar||Texas Rangers||October 4, 2005||10 days||P|
|Félix Heredia||New York Mets||October 18, 2005||10 days||P|
|Matt Lawton||New York Yankees||November 2, 2005||10 days||OF|
|Yusaku Iriki||New York Mets||April 28, 2006||50 games||P|
|Jason Grimsley †||Arizona Diamondbacks||June 12, 2006||50 games||P|
|Guillermo Mota||New York Mets||November 1, 2006||50 games||P|
|Juan Salas||Tampa Bay Devil Rays||May 7, 2007||50 games||P|
|Neifi Pérez GG||Detroit Tigers||July 6, 2007||25 games||UT|
|Neifi Pérez (2)GG||Detroit Tigers||August 3, 2007||80 games||UT|
|Mike Cameron GG||San Diego Padres||October 31, 2007||25 games||OF|
|Dan Serafini||Colorado Rockies||November 27, 2007||50 games||P|
|José Guillén †||Kansas City Royals||December 6, 2007||15 games||OF|
|Jay Gibbons †||Baltimore Orioles||December 6, 2007||15 games||OF|
|Eliézer Alfonzo||San Francisco Giants||April 30, 2008||50 games||C|
|J. C. Romero||Philadelphia Phillies||January 6, 2009||Androstenedione||50 games||P|
|Manny Ramirez SS||Los Angeles Dodgers||May 7, 2009||Human chorionic gonadotropin||50 games||OF|
|Edinson Vólquez||Cincinnati Reds||April 20, 2010||50 games||P|
|Manny Ramirez (2)SS||Tampa Bay Rays||April 8, 2011||100 games||OF|
|Eliézer Alfonzo (2)||Colorado Rockies||September 14, 2011||48 games||C|
|Guillermo Mota (2)||San Francisco Giants||May 7, 2012||100 games||P|
|Freddy Galvis||Philadelphia Phillies||June 19, 2012||Clostebol||50 games||UT|
|Marlon Byrd||Free agent||June 25, 2012||Tamoxifen||50 games||OF|
|Melky Cabrera||San Francisco Giants||August 15, 2012||Testosterone||50 games||OF|
|Bartolo Colón||Oakland Athletics||August 22, 2012||Testosterone||50 games||P|
|Yasmani Grandal||San Diego Padres||November 7, 2012||Testosterone||50 games||C|
|Carlos Ruiz||Philadelphia Phillies||November 27, 2012||Amphetamine||25 games||C|
|Ryan Braun SSMVP||Milwaukee Brewers||July 22, 2013||Season (65 games)||OF|
|Nelson Cruz||Texas Rangers||August 5, 2013||50 games||OF|
|Jhonny Peralta||Detroit Tigers||August 5, 2013||50 games||SS|
|Everth Cabrera||San Diego Padres||August 5, 2013||50 games||SS|
|Antonio Bastardo||Philadelphia Phillies||August 5, 2013||50 games||P|
|Francisco Cervelli||New York Yankees||August 5, 2013||50 games||C|
|Alex Rodriguez SSGGMVP||New York Yankees||August 5, 2013||Testosterone, HGH||2014 season (162 games)^||3B|
|Miguel Tejada †SSMVP||Kansas City Royals||August 17, 2013||Amphetamine||105 games^||UT|
|Troy Patton||Baltimore Orioles||December 20, 2013||Amphetamine||25 games||P|
|Cameron Maybin||San Diego Padres||July 23, 2014||Amphetamine||25 games||OF|
|David Rollins||Seattle Mariners||March 27, 2015||Stanozolol||80 games||P|
|Ervin Santana||Minnesota Twins||April 3, 2015||Stanozolol||80 games||P|
|Jenrry Mejía||New York Mets||April 11, 2015||Stanozolol||80 games||P|
|Andrew McKirahan||Atlanta Braves||April 20, 2015||Ipamorelin||80 games||P|
|Jenrry Mejía (2)||New York Mets||July 28, 2015||Boldenone, Stanozolol||162 games^||P|
|Cody Stanley||St. Louis Cardinals||September 12, 2015||CDMT||80 games||C|
|Jenrry Mejía (3)||New York Mets||February 12, 2016||Boldenone||Permanent^||P|
|Abraham Almonte||Cleveland Indians||February 26, 2016||Boldenone||80 games||OF|
|Daniel Stumpf||Philadelphia Phillies||April 14, 2016||CDMT||80 games||P|
|Chris Colabello||Toronto Blue Jays||April 22, 2016||CDMT||80 games||1B|
|Dee Gordon SSGG||Miami Marlins||April 29, 2016||Clostebol, Testosterone||80 games||2B|
|Josh Ravin||Los Angeles Dodgers||May 2, 2016||Pralmorelin||80 games||P|
|Adalberto Mondesí||Kansas City Royals||May 10, 2016||Clenbuterol||50 games||SS|
|Marlon Byrd (2)||Cleveland Indians||June 1, 2016||Ipamorelin||162 games^||OF|
|Alec Asher||Philadelphia Phillies||June 16, 2016||CDMT||80 games||P|
|Starling Marte GG||Pittsburgh Pirates||April 18, 2017||Nandrolone||80 games||OF|
|David Paulino||Houston Astros||July 1, 2017||Boldenone||80 games||P|
|Jorge Polanco||Minnesota Twins||March 18, 2018||Stanozolol||80 games||SS|
|Robinson Cano SSGG||Seattle Mariners||May 15, 2018||Furosemide||80 games||2B|
|Welington Castillo||Chicago White Sox||May 24, 2018||Erythropoietin||80 games||C|
|Steven Wright||Boston Red Sox||March 6, 2019||GHRP-2||80 games||P|
|Francis Martes||Houston Astros||March 19, 2019||Clomiphene||80 games||P|
|Frankie Montas||Oakland Athletics||June 21, 2019||Ostarine||80 games||P|
|Tim Beckham||Seattle Mariners||August 6, 2019||Stanozolol||80 games||SS|
|Michael Pineda||Minnesota Twins||September 7, 2019||Hydrochlorothiazide||60 games||P|
|Francis Martes (2)||Houston Astros||February 17, 2020||Boldenone||162 games||P|
|Robinson Cano (2)SSGG||New York Mets||November 18, 2020||Stanozolol||162 games||2B|
|Paul Campbell||Miami Marlins||May 3, 2021||CDMT||80 games||P|
|Gregory Santos||San Francisco Giants||June 29, 2021||Stanozolol||80 games||P|
This table lists players with prior MLB experience who, at the time of their suspension, were in Minor League Baseball or were a free agent.
|Troy Cate||Seattle Mariners||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Willie Collazo||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Francisco Córdova||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Jesús Guzmán||Seattle Mariners||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Clay Hensley||San Diego Padres||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Robert Machado||Texas Rangers||April 4, 2005||15 games||C|
|Damian Moss||Seattle Mariners||April 4, 2005||15 games||P|
|Brian Mallette (2)||Pittsburgh Pirates||April 6, 2005||30 games||P|
|Jon Nunnally||Pittsburgh Pirates||April 6, 2005||15 games||OF|
|Tom Evans||Pittsburgh Pirates||April 6, 2005||15 games||3B|
|Julius Matos||Toronto Blue Jays||April 6, 2005||15 games||UT|
|Ricardo Rodríguez||Atlanta Braves||April 22, 2005||15 games||P|
|Grant Roberts||New York Mets||April 22, 2005||15 games||P|
|Eider Torres||Cleveland Indians||April 22, 2005||15 games||2B|
|Randy Ruiz||Philadelphia Phillies||May 3, 2005||15 games||1B|
|Darnell McDonald||Cleveland Indians||May 6, 2005||15 games||OF|
|Guillermo Rodríguez||San Francisco Giants||May 12, 2005||15 games||C|
|Jonathan Herrera||Colorado Rockies||May 12, 2005||15 games||UT|
|Steve Smyth||Oakland Athletics||May 12, 2005||15 games||OF|
|Jorge Toca||Chicago White Sox||May 12, 2005||15 games||1B|
|Christian Parker||Colorado Rockies||May 12, 2005||15 games||P|
|Luis Ugueto||Kansas City Royals||May 13, 2005||15 games||UT|
|Wilson Delgado||Florida Marlins||May 13, 2005||15 games||SS|
|Ramón A. Castro (2)||Washington Nationals||July 1, 2005||105 games||UT|
|Josh Labandeira||Washington Nationals||July 1, 2005||15 games||SS|
|Matt Whiteside||Toronto Blue Jays||July 15, 2005||15 games||P|
|Randy Ruiz (2)||Philadelphia Phillies||July 22, 2005||30 games||1B|
|Wilson Delgado (2)||Florida Marlins||August 12, 2005||30 games||SS|
|Luis Ugueto (2)||Kansas City Royals||August 16, 2005||30 games||UT|
|Ramón Ramírez||Cincinnati Reds||April 11, 2006||50 games||P|
|Nerio Rodríguez||Pittsburgh Pirates||May 19, 2006||50 games||P|
|Abraham Núñez||San Francisco Giants||May 24, 2006||50 games||OF|
|Yamid Haad||San Francisco Giants||May 31, 2006||50 games||C|
|Daniel McCutchen||New York Yankees||August 8, 2006||50 games||P|
|Francisco Cruceta||Texas Rangers||May 9, 2007||50 games||P|
|Lino Urdaneta||New York Mets||May 16, 2007||50 games||P|
|Ángel Salomé||Milwaukee Brewers||July 24, 2007||50 games||C|
|Ryan Jorgensen||Cincinnati Reds||September 7, 2007||50 games||C|
|Luther Hackman||Texas Rangers||October 30, 2007||50 games||P|
|Jordan Schafer||Atlanta Braves||April 8, 2008||50 games||OF|
|Humberto Cota||Colorado Rockies||May 28, 2008||50 games||C|
|Jorge Sosa||Seattle Mariners||August 21, 2008||50 games||P|
|Runelvys Hernández||Houston Astros||September 6, 2008||50 games||P|
|Henry Owens||Florida Marlins||November 11, 2008||50 games||P|
|Sergio Mitre||New York Yankees||January 6, 2009||50 games||P|
|Pablo Ozuna||Philadelphia Phillies||June 11, 2009||50 games||UT|
|Prentice Redman||Los Angeles Dodgers||June 25, 2010||50 games||OF|
|Pedro López||Washington Nationals||July 27, 2010||50 games||SS|
|Prentice Redman (2)||Los Angeles Dodgers||July 27, 2010||100 games||OF|
|Omar Quintanilla||Colorado Rockies||August 11, 2010||50 games||UT|
|Matt Kinney||San Francisco Giants||August 24, 2010||50 games||P|
|Kevin Frandsen||Philadelphia Phillies||May 11, 2011||50 games||3B|
|Daniel McCutchen (2)||Baltimore Orioles||April 6, 2013||50 games||P|
|Jordany Valdespin||New York Mets||August 5, 2013||50 games||OF|
|Jesús Montero||Seattle Mariners||August 5, 2013||50 games||C|
|Sergio Escalona||Houston Astros||August 5, 2013||50 games||P|
|Fernando Martínez||New York Yankees||August 5, 2013||50 games||OF|
|Fautino de los Santos||Free agent||August 5, 2013||50 games||P|
|Jordan Norberto||Free agent||August 5, 2013||50 games||P|
|Álex Colomé||Tampa Bay Rays||March 24, 2014||50 games||P|
|Arodys Vizcaíno||Atlanta Braves||April 2, 2015||80 games||P|
|Javy Guerra||Chicago White Sox||July 8, 2015||50 games||P|
|Cody Stanley (2)||Free agent||July 8, 2016||162 games||C|
|Steve Delabar||Cleveland Indians||April 23, 2017||80 games||OF|
|Jair Jurrjens||Los Angeles Dodgers||June 15, 2017||80 games||P|
|Joe Colon (2)||Cleveland Indians||July 1, 2017||Season (82 games)||P|
|Oscar Hernández (2)||Boston Red Sox||March 23, 2018||50 games||C|
|Victor Alcántara||Free Agent||February 21, 2020||80 games||P|
This table lists players who, at the time of their suspension, were in Minor League Baseball with no prior MLB experience. Various of these players completed their suspensions and later played in MLB.
|César Puello||New York Mets||August 5, 2013||50 games||OF|
|Ryan Baker||New York Yankees||December 4, 2013||50 games||C|
|Martire Garcia||Texas Rangers||April 10, 2014||50 games||P|
|Ji-man Choi||Seattle Mariners||April 17, 2014||50 games||1B|
|Eddie Gamboa||Baltimore Orioles||June 13, 2014||50 games||P|
|Moises Cedeno||New York Yankees||March 19, 2015||72 games||P|
|Joe Colon||Cleveland Indians||January 8, 2016||50 games||P|
|Corey Littrell||St. Louis Cardinals||February 16, 2017||50 games||P|
|Michael Chavis||Boston Red Sox||April 6, 2018||80 games||3B|
|Chase Shugart||Boston Red Sox||March 22, 2019||50 games||P|
|Logan Webb||San Francisco Giants||May 1, 2019||80 games||P|
|Kent Emanuel||Houston Astros||August 6, 2020||80 games||P|
|Colton Welker||Colorado Rockies||May 6, 2021||80 games||INF|
This table lists players with prior MLB experience who, at the time of their suspension, were in an baseball league not affiliated with MLB, such as Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan or KBO League in Korea.
|Luis González||Yomiuri Giants (NPB)||May 26, 2008||One year||UT|
|Danny Rios||Yakult Swallows (NPB)||June 28, 2008||One year||P|
|Jim Adduci||Lotte Giants (KBO)||July 1, 2016||36 games||OF|
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