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Dominican Valdez suspended for doping and stripped of won awards

Dominican Valdez suspended for doping and stripped of won awards
Dominican outfielder Jesús Valdez, from the Navegantes del Magallanes, has been suspended for doping for 25 games and stripped of the Most Valuable Player and Producer of the Year awards for the 2017-2018 season, the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League announced this Thursday ( LVBP).
Valdez, 33, tested positive for “an anabolic substance”, which was not specified after a test that was taken last December, said the LVBP.
The Dominican player generated a controversy by then refusing to submit to that test on the grounds that his name did not appear in the draw.
The LVBP anti-doping commission explained at the time that the regulations allow it to select players not drawn when there is a “reasonable doubt”.
Despite this, the League annulled this procedure in a decision that was considered an accolade to the player and that caused the resignation of all the members of the anti-doping commission.
After accusing him of “violating the anti-doping program” of the League, the LVBP board of directors announced this Thursday “the decision to annul the appointment of Jesús Valdez as Most Valuable Player and Producer of the Year for the 2017-2018 season.”
He also asked the company that compiles statistics and delivers individual awards at the end of each regular course to “determine who would be the players who, according to their performance, are worthy” of the recognitions that had been awarded to the Dominican. EFE
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