Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported this week that the Red Sox contacted the players union after winning the World Series last year to complain about Jhonny Peralta playing in the ALCS after serving a 50-game suspension for PED use.
Peralta drove in the lone run in a 1-0 Tigers win at Fenway Park in Game 1 of the ALCS, and he batted .286 while starting all six games of the series for Detroit.
David Ross, Jonny Gomes and Jake Peavy were among the most outspoken Red Sox to pipe up, and they spoke to Rosenthal about the issue.
“It still makes guys mad,” Ross told Rosenthal on Thursday, noting that Nelson Cruz — who also served a 50-game PED suspension last year — hit a homer to beat the Sox on opening day this season. “You just have that sense of getting beat by a cheater. It hurts a little more than normally when you would just give a guy credit for doing something good "
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