Baseballer receives sanction

  • Doping Violation Update

Sport Integrity Australia today acknowledges the decision of Baseball Australia to impose a three-year ban on athlete Michael Reynolds for the presence of Prohibited Substances.

Mr Reynolds, who played for the Canberra Cavalry in the Australian Baseball League, returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) from an in-competition doping control test on 4 February 2021 which detected the presence of the Prohibited Substances d-amfetamine/dextroamfetamine, and methylphenidate and its metabolite ritalinic acid.

The substance d-amfetamine/dextroamfetamine is listed under class S6.A ‘Non-Specified Stimulants’ of the World Anti-Doping Code and is classified as a non-specified substance.

The substance methylphenidate is listed under class S6.B ‘Specified Stimulants’ of the 2021 Prohibited List and is classified as a Specified Substance. The substances d-amfetamine/dextroamfetamine and methylphenidate are both prohibited in competition.

Mr Reynolds is ineligible to participate in any sports that have adopted a World Anti-Doping Code compliant anti-doping policy until 10 March 2025.

Sport Integrity Australia recommends athletes check substances and medications before taking them and to follow our advice on sports supplements.

The Sport Integrity app provides a resource to check substances and medications. As well as information on how to find batch-tested supplements and see if a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is needed.

The app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play.

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