Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell suspended 80 games by MLB

Paul Campbell of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles at loanDepot park on April 20, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI – Major League Baseball is suspending a player from the Miami Marlins.

Marlins pitcher Paul Campbell has been suspended 80 games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.

According to MLB, Campbell tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, better known by the acronym DCHMT.

Shortly after the suspension was announced, the Major League Baseball Players’ Association (MLBPA) released a statement from Campbell, which read, in part:

“I never knowingly, willingly or intentionally ingested this substance in any form nor have I ever heard of DHCMT prior to this situation.”

Campbell was a Rule 5 draft selection by Miami from the Tampa Bay Rays.

He made five appearance for the Marlins, including one start, and held an 0-2 record with an 8.74 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.