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Thames Gets Three Drug Tests Amid Home Run Streak

Antigo, WI, United States /

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  As Eric Thames sets early season power records, Major League Baseball appears to be testing him more for P-E-Ds and other drugs. Thames has set a new Brewers’ record with eleven homers for April, the latest in Tuesday night’s 9-1 Milwaukee home rout of Cincinnati. The Journal Sentinel says the former Korean slugger had blood and urine tests after the game, his third test of the year — and Thames said, “If people keep thinking I’m on stuff, I’ll be here every day … I have a lot of blood and urine.” All players are tested at Spring Training, and they get random tests during the season. The 30-year-old Thames was given a urine test last week at Chicago, when a couple of Cubs made hints in interviews — and on E-S-P-N’s “Pardon the Interruption” Tuesday, host Tony Kornheiser raised suspicions, comparing Thames to teammate Ryan Braun and his P-E-D issues from six years ago and saying that baseball has had the worst problems with drugs.

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