The speedster tested positive for the substances exogenous testosterone and clostebol. Gordon claims that he did not intentionally take these substances, but is accepting the consequences.
The reigning National League batting champion initially fought the ban, but gave it up on Thursday, stating "I made a mistake." He went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his final game before the announcement.
The 28-year-old will lose $1.65 million in salary and is ineligible for the postseason. This after signing a five-year, $50 million deal in January. At the time, the contract was deserving, as Gordon hit .333, while recording 58 steals and 88 runs scored last season.
Gordon is in his sixth year in the majors, and began his career with the Dodgers, under manager Don Mattingly, who is his current manager. Mattingly said of the situation "These guys love Dee, and we're going to support him."
Players around the league were frustrated with the appeal process in this suspension, including Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander tweeting ""You shouldn't be allowed to affect games while appealing," Gordon's fight is now over, as he joins a long, unfortunate list of stars in this situation.