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 Posted: Wed May 4th, 2016 10:41 pm
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Major League Baseball is reportedly processing several cases of positive PED tests, with at least one suspension expected to be announced in the next few days, according to ESPN's T.J. Quinn.

Sources tell "Outside the Lines" that the unidentified player has tested positive for Turinabol, which is the same steroid found in recently suspended players Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello, and Daniel Stumpf. Quinn reports the positive test is "one of a handful" currently being processed, and more announcements are expected to follow.

None of the players are believed to be "big names," Quinn said.

MLB officials are reportedly searching for a connection between the players and the drug Turinabol, which was used by East German athletes during the 1970s. Sources tell Quinn more sophisticated testing could be behind the recent spike in positive tests, with newer technology said to be more adept at finding traces of related metabolites in the body, even if the parent drug is no longer present.

Because players typically anticipate drug testing during spring training, when several of these positives were triggered, officials are wondering whether users who might have been taking Turinabol undetected for years may now be falling victim to more advanced testing.

"That's what makes the most sense. There really isn't another theory right now," a source told "OTL."