By Sam Bush
Nats catcher Tres Barrera has been suspended by MLB for 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports shared that Barrera tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT).
DHCMT is an anabolic steroid.
Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports it was “developed in the 1960s by an East German drug company that was at the center of Olympics drug scandals in the 1980s.”
Barrera denies having knowingly used the performance-enhancing drug. In a statement shared through the MLBPA, he wrote that, “I have never, and will never knowingly use a banned substance.”