Wednesday night, the Chicago White Sox got to celebrate a rare win but it was overshadowed by news that broke mid game. The White Sox are now in the market for a new catcher to fill in for Welington Castillo. Dominican reporter Americo Celado first reported that Castillo will be suspended 80 games.
Twitter suspicion believed it could be steroids but it was unclear for most of the night.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal confirmed the suspension in a tweet saying that it “for using a PED (not a steroid) in violation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement.”
White Sox manager Rick Renteria, when addressed, said, ” “For me, those are just, at this particular moment, rumors. MLB’s the one in charge of all that stuff, and until they release something officially I can’t really comment.”
The announcement is set to be announced Thursday.
Castillo’s suspension is the second of its kind this month after Seattle Mariner’s second baseman, Robinson Cano was suspended for 80 games.
Castillo signed a two year, $15 million contract with an option for 2020 in December.
This season, Castillo, 31, is hitting .267 with twelve runs, five doubles, six home runs, and fifteen runs batted in through 33 games.