Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine released a statement on Twitter Monday, after being suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.
Conine, Toronto’s second-round pick in 2018, expressed remorse and says he will not challenge the ruling.
“I will not let this mistake define who I am,” reads the end of his statement. “I will become a better person and player because of this.”
The 21-year-old is the son of former major-league outfielder Jeff Conine.
The banned substance for which Conine tested positive, ritalinic acid, is a stimulant commonly used in treated attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.