Marlon Byrd Suspension: Former Cubs OF Apologizes, Says Drug Was For Recurrence Of Private Surgery

After being suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for a failed drug test, former Cubs outfielder apologized and offered an explanation for the drug found in his system.

Related: Marlon Byrd Suspension: Former Cubs Outfielder Suspended 50 Games For Failed Drug Test

Bryd tested positive for a drug called Tamoxifen.

The free agent outfielder hit .210/.243/.245 over stints with the Cubs and Red Sox in 2012. He was traded from Chicago to Boston back in April and was released by the Red Sox on June 12.

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