Brewers Catcher Suspended 80 Games

For the second day in a row, another MLB player has been suspended due to testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Milwaukee Brewers catcher Pedro Severino will sit out the next 80 games due to having Clomiphene in his system. 

The Brewers signed Severino to a one-year, $1.9 million contract back in November. It's fair to say that he is leaving a horrible first impression with this development. This comes after he had an excellent Spring Training, as he had a .435 batting average, 2 home runs, and nine RBIs in 23 at-bats.

Severino spent the 2021 season as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. In a career-high 113 games with the team, he had 11 home runs, 46 RBIs, and a .248 batting average. It was a solid campaign for the veteran, and he was hoping to build on it in 2022. Yet, with this 80-game suspension, that will have to be delayed.

The Brewers now have an opening at catcher for half of the season. It will be intriguing to see who they use to replace Severino from here. 

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