So how do you keep you’re Mota running? Apparently with clenbuterol.
The San Francisco Giants took another hit on Monday when reliever Guillermo Mota was suspended 100 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Mota tested positive for clenbuterol, which is usual prescribed to patients suffering from breathing disorders such as asthma.
However it has also been used as a performance-enhancing drug, which is how it landed on MLB’s banned list.
But it’s a banned drug for aiding athletes in high-octane type of sports. Here’s a list of athletes who have been punished for clenbuterol used
Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador
U.S. swimmer Jessica Hardy
Polish sprint canoer Adam Serocynski
Members of the Mexican national soccer team
And now Guillermo Mota. He doesn’t quite fit the profile, does he?
Both Contador and the Mexican soccer players were later exonerated when it was that clenbuterol was ingested via contaminated food or food supplements.
Perhaps, this will be Mota’s line of defense in any appeal.
Mota served a 50-game suspension for a performance-enhancing substance violation while with the Mets in 2006, although we didn’t find what the substance was back then.
Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA with 9 strikeouts and 4 walks in 10.2 innings this season. But four of the six earned runs allowed occurred in one outing in Colorado on April 11.