Originally Posted by amsteel
Without a failed test, the union will prevent any suspension.
I see this written over and over everywhere I go. People need to stop saying this. It's 100% not true. There are MANY ways players can get suspended, all agreed to in the last collective bargaining agreement by the players union. One of those things that would trigger a suspension is written and/or oral evidence. In fact, because some players were officially asked about the incident by MLB, they can be hit with TWO suspensions. One for the evidence and another for lying about it. Again, this isn't shenanigans or interpretation, this was something agreed to by the union. There would be no case for arbitration or any other kind of recourse.