Nats Catcher Says MLB Uses 'Junk Science' Drug Tests

Law360 (July 27, 2020, 10:42 PM EDT) -- MLB uses "junk science" to test its players for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a class action filed Monday in Texas federal court by Washington Nationals catcher Felipe "Tres" Barrera III, who says he was suspended after falsely testing positive for steroid use.

MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, or JDA, is intended to prevent players from gaining an unfair advantage by using performance-enhancing drugs, but it also requires MLB to provide accurate and reliable tests, according to the complaint. MLB, however, has knowingly been using faulty tests, Barrera said.

"It was not meant to deprive [Barrera] from his rights, ability...

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