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Gordon's suspension defies PED stereotypes

Dee Gordon's suspension was another reminder of an issue that may never totally go away: performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

But this positive test flies in the face of at least one aspect of the PED narrative. Gordon, after all, is listed at 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. He's hit eight home runs in 495 major league games.

"It's probably more of a surprise than the power guys," New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker said. "It's more surprising given his stature and his style of game."

When people talk about PED use in baseball, the conversation usually turns to beefed-up sluggers hitting prodigious home runs. That's the stereotype, at least. But...

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