Minor Leaguer Marco Guzman Suspended for PEDs

By Melissa Felkins

This isn’t a pitcher of Marco Guzman because USA Today doesn’t have one, but here’s a cute Panda hat outside of AT&T Park in San Francisco instead. ©H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

MLB announced Friday that San Francisco Giants minor league infielder, Marco Guzman had been suspended for use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs. Guzman received a 50-game suspension, the amount players are suspended for a first offense of PEDs.

Guzman is currently playing on the Dominican Summer League Giants. His suspension will begin with the start of the 2014 season, according to CSN Bay Area.

"Guzman, 19, is a .215 hitter over two seasons with the rookie-level team. He has one home run and 26 RBI in 93 games, boasting an on-base percentage of .343."

Clearly those performance enhancing drugs were not getting the job done for Guzman. I mean, you risk taking PEDs and you are still hitting just .215 with only one home run? I don’t know the first thing about Guzman, his reason for taking PEDs in the first place, or why they didn’t make much difference, but my thought is that if PEDs bump you up to just one home run, you need to just cut your losses and head home. Maybe he can find a good high school coaching position somewhere.