Red Sox knuckleball pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for performance enchancing substance. It also means he cannot participate in any postseason games this fall.

Wright told reporters down in Fort Myers, Florida that he failed an offseason test and then appealed.

MLB says the substance found in Wright is growth-hormone-releasing peptide (GHRP-2).

Wright offered this explanation...

Red Sox statement: "The Boston Red Sox fully support Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from the game. While we are disappointed by the news of this violation, we will look to provide the appropriate support to Steven at this time. Going forward, the club will not comment further on the matter."

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