Tyler Skaggs

  • Major League Baseball Dec 13, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Testing for Opioids After Skaggs’ Death

    Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. But only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association....

  • MLB Dec 4, 2019

    Testing, No Suspensions for Opioids Considered Likely in MLB

    Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested...

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