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Mike Jacobs Becomes First Player Suspended for Testing Positive for hGH PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:18

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Minor League first baseman Mike Jacobs of the Colorado Rockies organization has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone (hGH), a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Jacobs is the first player ever to test positive for hGH.

Jordan Schafer, who is currently with the Houston Astros, was suspended for hGH in April of 2008 while with the Gwinnett Braves, however his was a non-analytic positive – he did not test positive, rather he was suspended as part of an investigation through MLB. Schafer has continually denied using hGH.

The suspension of Jacobs, who is currently with Triple-A Colorado Springs of the Pacific CoastLeague, is effective immediately. He marks the 48th player in the minors to be suspended as part of the drug policy this year.

See the All-Time MLB and Minor League Drug Suspension list

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