Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first positive test would result in a 100-game suspension while a second would trigger a full-season suspension. A third test would then result in a lifetime ban, which was already the rule in place. At present, it's a 50-game suspension for a first offense, followed by a 100-game ban for a second offense. On the flip-side, players who test positive for inadvertant use would only be nailed with half a violation.
MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions
CBS Sports | Mar 26