Originally a 21st round pick for the Rays in the 2017 draft, Campbell was selected out of the Tampa Bay organization by the Marlins in the Rule 5 draft last December. Making his big league debut this season, Campbell had an 8.74 ERA in 11 1/3 innings for Miami, with a lower-than-average strikeout rate of 21.3%, but with tough contact counts. respectable. Control was also an issue, with six steps allowed in Campbell’s 11 1/3 frames.
Via le MLB Players AssociationCampbell issued a statement about his suspension, saying he ” never knowingly, intentionally or intentionally ingested this substance in any form, and I have never heard of DHCMT before this situation. »
« Since I don’t know the origin of how this substance entered my system, I currently have no viable defense to support my innocence. I have unfortunately become one of the many athletes, across multiple sports, who come out to the world and ask members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers to why this metabolite continues to appear in athlete bodies. . and ultimately cost them significant detours in their career. »
DHCMT has been a subject of controversy in recent years, as Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal explored in an article last August. Kent Emanuel, Three barriers, Chris Colabello, and Alec Asher are some of the other MLB players who have been banned for DHCMT, and Emanuel recently said (hat tip to Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal) that the league was rejecting an MLBPA proposal stating that a player could not not be suspended unless there are more than 100 DHCMT pictograms in their system.