Or at least he was during the WBC:
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto tested positive for marijuana use while playing for Puerto Rico during the World Baseball Classic last March, the International Baseball Federation announced Thursday.
Soto released a statement saying he was “embarrassed by my lapse in judgment.”
“While I full acknowledge my inappropriate behavior, I want to assure my fans and my family that this was an isolated incident,” he said.
Soto will be banned from international play for two years, but the positive drug test does not have any impact on his major league career.
And before anyone says anything, I am 100% in favor of legalization of marijuana and not just for medical purposes. Why anyone gives a hoot and a half about an occasional joint is beyond me. As for baseball, I only care about reefer insofar as it compels a player to eat too many nachos afterwards, thus causing the guy to be out of game shape.