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Logan Forsythe is out for four weeks with a shoulder fracture.
Banned MLB players, like Chris Colabello and Daniel Stumpf are still looking for answers as to why they tested positive for PED's.
For years, athletes have fudged the truth after getting caught using PEDs. Colabello and Stumpf, however, are not disputing their tests. They simply say they are confused and baffled about how Turinabol entered their systems. Mir, in his public comments, has said the same.
"I’m not the kind of person that is OK with not knowing something," Colabello said. "That is the part that is the most mind-consuming.
Jose Reyes' suspension is not is only problem, some evaluators are questioning his skill at age 33.
He has a limited future with the Rockies at best because, in his absence, Trevor Story has won Colorado's shortstop job with a flurry of homers and personal reliability, and even if Reyes is added to manager Walt Weiss' big league roster, this will not alter Story's long-term standing with the organization.
Sources say other teams do have interest in Reyes, to see whether he can help them, but that's only if Colorado eats almost all of the salary owed to him through the end of next season. Reyes will make about $15 million this year and $22 million next year, with a buyout of $4 million for a 2018 contractual option that presumably won't be exercised.
Here is a roundup of news from around the American League West.
The Red Sox offense has been good, really really good.
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