MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Minnesota Twins' shortstop Jorge Polanco was suspended by Major League Baseball Sunday after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, according to a release from the organization.
Polanco will have to sit out 80 games after a PED test came back positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic steroid derived from testosterone, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
The suspension is set to begin at the start of the 2018 regular season.
"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Jorge Polanco for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the Twins' wrote in a statement. "We fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing substances from our game."
24-year-old Polanco had just 18 errors at shortstop in 2017 while hitting .256 in 488 at bats, ranking him among the most productive at his position last year.