FORT MYERS Mark Trumbo Jersey , Fla. (AP)   games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseballs domestic violence policy.Wright said in a statement issued through the Major League Baseball Players Association that he learned of the positive test during the offseason.Although I do not dispute the validity of the test, I was shocked as I have never intentionally ingested anything for performance-enhancing purposes, the statement said. I have fully cooperated with MLB and will continue to try and identify the source of the result.The commissioners office said the 34-year-old Wright tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2). He is the second player under the big league program to test positive for HGH, which baseball has screened for in blood tests since 2013.While we are disappointed by the news of this violation, we will look to provide the appropriate support to Steven at this time, the Red Sox said in a statement.Wright was arrested on Dec. 8, 2017, at his home outside Nashville, Tennessee, and charged with domestic related assault and prevention of a 911 call, both misdemeanors. The Boston Globe reported prosecutors retired Wrights case contingent on him completing an anger management course Chris Tillman Jersey , refraining from violent contact with his wife, and incurring no new criminal charges for a year.A starter for most of his career and an All-Star in 2016, Wright spent the bulk of last season in the bullpen, going 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA in 20 games. In addition to the 15-game suspension, he also missed all of April recovering from knee surgery and then went back on the disabled list with knee inflammation and missed all of August.He was originally on the roster for the first-round playoff series against the New York Yankees, but told manager Alex Cora before Game 1 that his knee was bothering him. Wright did not appear in the postseason, when the Red Sox won their fourth World Series since 2004, and he had surgery on his left knee Nov. 12.I never thought itd ever come down to this. I respect the joint drug treatment program. Unfortunately we couldnt figure out how this particular substance got into my system, Wright told reporters at the teams spring training complex. At the end of the day, it falls on me to try to prevent that. And unfortunately somewhere it got into my body and I dont know how. But it is what it is and Ive just got to move on from it.Thats whats frustrating about it. I worked my butt off this offseason since getting the surgery. I feel like Im in a good spot. From an offseason drug test, this comes up. Ive been dealing with it.Wright is ineligible to play in any postseason games this year and will lose about half his salary of $1,375 http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey ,000. Last years suspension cost him $94,624 of his $1.1 million salary.Obviously disappointed, Cora said. Its something that we didnt expect. Well adjust.The only other player to test positive for growth hormone under the big league program was Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin in 2016. Four players have tested positive for growth hormone under the minor league program since 2015. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Michael Pineda made his first start for the Minnesota Twins as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, allowing one hit in two innings during a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.The 30-year-old right-hander struck out one and walked none, reaching 95 mph and throwing 18 strikes during a 26-pitch outing.He hasnt pitched in the major leagues since July 5, 2017, for the New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek operated that July 18. Pineda signed with the Twins in December 2017 and as he neared a return late last season, he tore the meniscus in his right knee.I want to be healthy and compete. Im not focused on the velocity, he said. My goal is to be healthy and get some focus and be back and be Michael Pineda, back like he used to be.Minnesota plans to use Pineda as their third or fourth starter.Pineda missed on several changeups.Im very pleased with the outing http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. Getting back on the mound and spinning the ball a little bit and getting a feel for what hes doing, Mike did all that today. It was a successful day. It was a good day to build him up a little bit as well. Exactly where we want to be right now.Marwin Gonzalez, who agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract with Minnesota, was 0 for 2 in his first spring training game, which included an 11-pitch at-bat his second time at the plate. The third baseman also made a nice defensive play in the first inningByron Buxton hit his third home run and Trevor May, competing for the closers job, pitched a scoreless fifth inning.Rafael Devers doubled and Sandy Leon hit his first home run, a two-run drive.