In one of the weirdest stories in sports history, Jeff Passan of ESPN has reported that MLB has sent out a memo to players warning them to not take over-the-counter sexual enhancement pills.
Apparently, the pills may contain substances that are banned under the current CBA, and a few players who have been handed out suspensions recently are a result from taking the pills.
“We know from experience,” the league memo said, “that a number of these sexual or male enhancement products — which are sold online, at retail stores, and on the black market, both in the United States and internationally — contain anabolic steroids and other prohibited substances.
“For this reason,” the memo continued, “we strongly urge players against taking any sexual or male enhancement product, from any source.”
The memo — which was distributed to players in both the majors and the minors — encouraged players to make sure the substances they are taking for this are coming via a doctor and are NSF Certified for Sport, such as Viagra or Cialis. So far, Passan reports, at least a pair of players have been suspended after urine tests came up positive for banned substances found in these unregulated pills.