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 Posted: Tue Apr 25th, 2017 01:33 am
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A once promising resurgence story has took an unfortunate turn.

Cleveland Indians right-hander Steve Delabar has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance called Ostarine, the league announced Monday.

The 33-year-old, who signed a minor-league deal with the team in the offseason, was pitching for the Columbus Clippers, Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate.

Before being signed by the Seattle Mariners on a minor-league deal in 2011, Delabar was able to regain his fastball velocity thanks to a conditioning program he introduced while he was an assistant baseball coach in Kentucky.

The career revival led to success as Delabar was an All-Star in 2013 with the Toronto Blue Jays after posting a 3.22 ERA and 82 strikeouts. Since then, the right-hander has failed to recapture that level of performance, posting a combined 5.29 ERA in 68 games with the Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds.