part of a statement that the MLBPA sent its players in november..
"The most telling quote in any of the reporting so far came from a November letter that the union sent to players. Quoting from the ESPN.com story, which cited the letter:"
"We have previously told you there is no reason to believe a supplement bought at a U.S. based retail store could cause you to test positive under our Drug Program. That is no longer true. We have recently learned of three substances which can be bought over the counter at stores in the United States that will cause you to test positive. These three supplements were purchased at a GNC and Vitamin Shoppe in the U.S."
and also the statement from the union themselves...
For its part, the union issued a statement:
"Mitre and Romero both legally purchased nutritional supplements from national chain
stores in the United States. Nothing on the labels of those supplements indicated that they
contained a trace amount of a substance prohibited under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program. Neither player intentionally ingested this prohibited
substance, but the arbitrator nevertheless found, wrongly in our view, that the players' conduct
violated the Program’s "no fault or negligence" standard.
they are basically saying they disagree with the suspensions and the ruling.