Mariners Morse suspended for 10 days

Sept. 7, 2005 at 5:32 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Seattle Mariners shortstop Mike Morse Wednesday was suspended for 10 days for a violation of Major League Baseball's drug policy.

Morse, 23, who was called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier this year, is the second player suspended for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program since Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro was slapped with a 10-day ban for steroid use in early August. The other was teammate, right-handed pitcher Ryan Franklin, who was penalized just one day following Palmeiro's suspension.

"I know what I did and I was wrong, but I was a man about it and was punished for it," Morse said on the team's Web site.

Morse, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is the ninth major leaguer to be suspended under baseball's new drug policy and the third member of the Seattle Mariners joining outfielder Jamal Strong.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories