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Former Oriole Tim Beckham Suspended 80 Games

Played Two Seasons in Baltimore

August 08, 2019 - 8:39 am

By Austin Medina  

After spending nearly two seasons with the Orioles, infielder Tim Beckham signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners in 2019. 

88 games later, Beckham has been suspended 80 games for PEDs. 

According to the report, Beckham tested positive for Stanozolol (a performance-enhancing drug). Before the latest news, Beckham saw increases in his batting average, home runs, and RBIs from a season ago. He batted .237, while compiling 15 home runs and 47 RBI with Seattle. 

Beckham released a statement following news of his suspension. 

During his tenure in Baltimore, Beckham batted .258 and racked up 22 homers in 146 games.

The 29-year old infielder bursted on the scene in 2017 after the Orioles acquired him from Tampa Bay. In 50 games during the 2017 season, Beckham posted a .306 batting average along with a .523 slugging percentage. 

There's no telling what the future holds for Beckham. Upon serving his suspension which will go into the the 2020 season, Beckham will be a free agent.