Anthony Rizzo wants more drug testing in wake of Starling Marte PED suspension
Starling Marte's suspension has ballplayers voicing their PED-testing opinions
One player who offered some criticism -- not of Marte, but of the testing system at large -- was Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo's beef? Not enough testing. Here's what he said, per CSN Chicago:
"Me, personally, I haven't been tested since the season started," Rizzo said. "It's been a solid two months now. It's a random drug test and I'll probably be drug-tested a week from now, because I'm saying this. But for me, it's 15 minutes. We should be getting drug-tested a lot more."
Rizzo is certainly not alone in the sentiment. For as long as players have been aware of cheating, some (many?) have wanted expansive testing. The thinking being that they have nothing to hide, and that those who are juicing -- or who are thinking about it -- would be dissuaded by more expansive testing.
Of course, these sorts of things are ultimately collectively bargained with the league. But if enough players feel the way Rizzo does, don't be surprised if the union (yes, the union) pushes for more tests in the near future.
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