Position Players (5) Palmeiro; Sanchez; Jorge Piedra, Rockies; Michael Morse, Mariners; Jamal Strong, Mariners. Aside from Palmeiro, who was booed so lustily that he had to wear earplugs, no every-day player tested positive. Sanchez (left) was released after 43 games with Tampa Bay; he latched on with the Giants for 19 more. The others spent most of their seasons in the minors.
Relief Pitchers (5) Agustin Montero, Rangers; Juan Rincon, Twins; Rafael Betancourt, Indians; Carlos Almanzar, Rangers; Heredia (left). Betancourt saw his ERA drop more than a run from 2004 (3.92 to 2.79) in nearly the same number of innings, but his ERA rose after his ban (2.21 to 3.48). Rincon's numbers were similar to his 2004 stats; the others hardly pitched in the majors in '05.
Starting Pitchers (1) Ryan Franklin, Mariners. If anyone suspended didn't look the part of a steroid user, it was Franklin (left). The righthanded beanpole was officially listed at 6'3" and 190 pounds--about what he's weighed the past three years. His velocity remained in the high 80s, and his pitching stats didn't improve. He proclaimed his innocence. "I honestly thought it was a joke," he said.