Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames continued his hot start Tuesday, blasting his MLB-leading 11th home run of the season and his eighth in six games against the Cincinnati Reds.
Thames spent three seasons playing baseball in Korea before signing a three-year, $16 million deal with Milwaukee in the offseason. However, Thames' success story has not come without its critics.
Earlier in April, the Brewers trip to Wrigley Field brought drug speculation from several Cubs players.
"[It is] kind of one of those things that makes you scratch your head," Chicago pitcher John Lackey said.
Left fielder Kyle Schwarber added, "whatever he's doing, I guess I need to get on."
Thames has merely laughed off the accusations. Thames was asked for a urine test that night in Chicago, and the PED rumors have continued to swirl as Thames makes a name for himself.
Thames was required to take a second random drug test after his long ball on Tuesday - giving both blood and urine samples, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.
"I'm just here to play ball, and do my best to stay healthy, and stretch as much as I can," Thames said to reporters. "So, yeah, if people keep thinking I'm on stuff, I'll be here everyday. I have lots of blood and urine."
Eric Thames was drug tested again tonight. "If people keep thinking I'm on stuff, I'll be here every day. I have a lot of blood and urine." pic.twitter.com/De1smFWVj7
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 26, 2017
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