I have been informed by Major League Baseball that I have failed a drug test for the long term M3 metabolite of a substance called DHCMT also known as Oral Turinabol. The test detected 10 picograms (10 trillionths of a gram) of this metabolite in my system, an amount which itself has no performance enhancing benefits. I never knowingly, willingly, or intentionally ingested this substance in any form, nor have I ever heard of DHCMT prior to this situation. Due to the fact that I do not know the origin of how this substance has entered into my system, I currently have no viable defense in support of my innocence. I have unfortunately become one of the many athletes, across multiple sports, who are presenting themselves to the world and asking for members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers as to why this metabolite is continuing to show up in athletes’ bodies and ultimately costing them significant detours in their careers.
To my family, friends, teammates, Miami Marlins Organization, and all those who support me; I sincerely apologize for bringing any negative light to all of you who believe in me as a man and a baseball player. I will continue my efforts to find answers and clear my name of this matter. I in no way will let this define me and will use this unfortunate situation to learn and grow stronger as a player and person.
Thank you to all of those who take the time to understand this situation and continue to support me in all of my future endeavors.