Brewers’ Severino suspended 80 games for fertility drug

NEW YORK (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers catcher Pedro Severino has been suspended for 80 games following a positive drug test.

He was expected to serve as the main backup to 2021 All-Star Omar Narváez. The commissioner’s office says Severino tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Clomiphene.

The drug is used to induce ovulation. He apologized to the Brewers, teammates and fans. Severino says he and his wife are trying to start a family and one of doctors he consulted with prescribed medication to treat infertility issues.

The 28-year-old is in his first season with the Brewers after playing for Washington and Baltimore.