I recently learned that I tested positive for Clomiphene, a prohibited substance under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Since late 2020, my wife and I had been trying to start a family unsuccessfully. When we returned to the Dominican Republic after the 2021 season, we sought medical assistance to determine why we had not succeeded. One of the doctors I consulted with prescribed me with a medication to treat infertility issues. Unfortunately, I now know that the medication contained Clomiphene.
I accept responsibility for this mistake and have decided not to challenge my suspension. I have been a professional baseball player since I was 16 years old, and I have also been in the big leagues for parts of seven seasons. I have been tested more than 100 times in my career and I had never had an issue. In my attempt to start a family, I made a mistake.
With that said, I want to apologize to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, the staff, my teammates and our fans for letting you down. I hope you can accept me back in July and we can have a great second half.
La Asociación de Peloteros de Grandes Ligas está publicando la siguiente declaración en nombre de Pedro Severino.
Hace poco supe que tuve un resultado positivo en una prueba de clomifeno, una sustancia prohibida en el Programa Conjunto de Prevención y Tratamiento de Drogas de Grandes Ligas.
Desde finales de 2020, mi esposa y yo habíamos estado tratando infructuosamente de empezar una familia. Cuando regresamos a República Dominicana después de la temporada 2021, buscamos asistencia médica para determinar por qué no habíamos tenido éxito. Uno de los médicos que consulté me recetó una medicina para el tratamiento de problemas de infertilidad. Desgraciadamente, ahora sé que el medicamento contenía clomifeno.