Mike Jacobs suspended for HGH

Updated: August 18, 2011, 9:45 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Colorado Rockies minor leaguer Mike Jacobs carved his name in drug-testing history Thursday by becoming the first North American professional athlete to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone.

Jacobs, who has been playing for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs, was suspended for 50 games, effective immediately. The 30-year-old first baseman has played for the New York Mets, Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royals, but hasn't appeared in ...

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