Leyland unsurprised by, unsympathetic to PED users
They’re the fourth and fifth players suspended under the big-league drug policy this season, making 81 players in all of baseball who’ve been caught for performance-enhancing drugs this season.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland wouldn’t agree that it’s sad to see, however.
“No. It is what it is. There are rules. Obviously, they broke the rules. Let the system take its course,” he said. “It’s hard for me to feel sorry for anybody in that situation.”
Isn’t it a blemish on the game, though?
“No, I think it’s a blemish for them. They didn’t honor the system. The system is there. There’s nothing wrong with the system. They didn’t honor the system. The blemish is theirs, not the system’s,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. I don’t feel sorry for anybody doing that stuff when you’ve been told. I mean, what do you want? What’s not self-explanatory about it?”