The MLBPA today released the following statement on behalf of Colton Welker

“To my surprise and disappointment, I have learned that I have tested positive for Oral Turinabol, otherwise known as DHCMT. I want to make it very clear that I have never willingly nor intentionally ingested any substance to enhance my athletic performance. Given the information provided to me by the Players Association and laboratory, the amount detected was so minimal that it would have no effect on enhancing my performance. I understand that a number of other players, like me, have tested positive for this metabolite at microscopic levels, and I intend to join them in seeking answers as to how this is happening in order to clear my name.

I hope to continue to receive the support of those who truly know the person I am, and what my family and I stand for.”