Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made a statement claiming he only learned of his 2003 drug test that came back positive on Thursday, and went on to say that he did not know what the substance was.
“Based on the way I have lived my life, I am surprised – I will find out what I tested positive for,” Ortiz said.
“Whatever I learn, I will share this information with the public.”
Ortiz, also known as “Big Papi” is one of the most renowned MBL players and began hi career with the Minnesota Twins in the 2003 season.
After Ortiz tested positive in 2004, he took the Red Sox to the World Series and was instrumental in winning the their first title in 86 years.
The New York Times reported Ortiz and his former Boston teammate Manny Ramirez were both on a list of players that tested positive in 2003, however, the list was never formally released.
Despite injuries he sustained, Ortiz managed to win the second World Series title in 2007. It remains to bee seen if the latter win was also attributed to his performance-enhancing drug use.