On Aug. 26 and Sept. 19, Romero was tested, as all players are, randomly. On Sept. 23, players' association counsel Bob Lenaghan informed Romero he had tested positive.And from Phil Sheridan:
"I immediately stopped taking all supplements, although I had no idea it was the cause of the positive test," Romero said.
He spoke to Michael Weiner at the MLBPA and told him he did not know the cause of the positive test. On Oct. 1, Weiner told Romero that the specific supplement was indeed the cause of the failed test and that because it was purchased over the counter in the U.S., he believed the case would be dropped.
That same day, Oct. 1, Romero was tested again. The results were negative. So for the NLDS, NLCS and World Series, the supplement was no longer in his system.
Trust me, MLB screwed up on this one.
Either baseball believes Romero cheated and allowed him to compete in the World Series, or it believes he made an innocent mistake and is suspending him 50 games anyway.
Which would be worse?
Let's hope Romero fights back.