Cleveland Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone.
Almonte accepted responsibility for the failed drug test, but said he did not know how the substance got into his system.
"It's hard, because you have to go in front of all the guys that are always pushing for you and helping you," Almonte said. "To me, the team is like a family. A big part of the game, or a small part of the game, I'm part of the team. The part that I see is that they have a missing part right now, and it might hurt the team. I hope not.
"My responsibility now is to work as hard as I can to get ready and help my team whenever they need me back."