Taylor Teagarden suspended 80 games by MLB
Catcher Taylor Teagarden has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball, the league announced Friday.
Teagarden was among the professional athletes featured in a report by Al Jazeera on performance enhancing drugs in sports. Teagarden was captured on video admitting to taking a banned substance.
Fellow baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman were also named in the report but have denied the allegations. NFL star Peyton Manning was featured and also rejected the documentary's claims.
Last season, Teagarden played in eight games for the Chicago Cubs and finished the season with a .200 batting average, three hits and two RBIs before being sent down to Triple A.
Teagarden has also played for the Mets, Orioles and Rangers in his eight-year MLB career.