MLB suspends Rockies catcher Alfonzo for 100 games
Colorado Rockies catcherhas been suspended by Major League Baseball for 100 games after a second positive test for a performance enhancing substance.
Alfonzo, 32, hit .267 in 25 games with the Rockies in 2011. He has played in parts of six seasons, spending time with the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners.
Tracy Ringolsby reports that Alfonzo will appeal his suspension. He is only the second major-leaguer to receive a 100-game suspension. The other is Manny Ramirez, who retired earlier this season from the Tampa Bay Rays after receiving the suspension. Rockies minor-league Mike Jacobs was suspended for 50 games earlier this season for a positive test.