Jacobs suspended by MLB and released by Rockies

UNDATED (AP) – Mike Jacobs has the distinction of being the first player suspended by Major League Baseball for a positive HGH test under the sport’s minor league drug testing procedures. The 30-year-old minor league first baseman received a 50-game suspension for taking the banned performance-enhancing substance and was subsequently released by the Colorado Rockies.
Jacobs was in the big leagues from 2005-10. He says he took human growth hormone to overcome knee and back ailments. He was leading the Rockies’ Triple-A team in Colorado Springs with 23 homers and 97 RBIs while hitting .298 over 117 games with the Sky Sox.