Gabe Kapler Tackles PED Suspicions In Thoughtful Post For Baseball Prospectus

August 20, 2013 5:35 PM
Gabe Kapler Tackles PED Suspicions In Thoughtful Post For Baseball Prospectus
" BOSTON (CBS) — Gabe Kapler is known for many things. Particularly in Boston, he’s remembered as a solid role player, a great teammate and a muscle-bound fellow who not only posed for some shirtless photos in his younger years but also played in the majors from 1998-2010, right in the thick of MLB’s steroid era.

Being such a muscular player in a sport riddled with performance-enhancing drug users, Kapler has always faced suspicions that he took steroids to build his body and his career.

Now a baseball analyst, Kapler wrote a guest article for Baseball Prospectus in which he not only explains his PED-free career but also detailed how dangerous it can be to “judge a book by its cover” with regard to assuming which players have cheated to get ahead.

Kapler described his “neuroses” to build muscle when younger, which was aided by proper training and diet lessons learned at Moorpark College. He said he worked out fanatically and built muscle with ease, until he turned 26 years old and he began to have a more difficult time recovering and adding mass "

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