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UConn’s Penders: Baseball Will Rebound From Latest PED Scandal

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UConn Baseball, Clearwater, Florida (Joe D'Ambrosio/WTIC Photo)

UConn Baseball, Clearwater, Florida (Joe D’Ambrosio/WTIC Photo)

Big East champion UConn baseball coach Jim Penders says despite the negativity, some good will come from the fallout of the latest PED scandal to envelop major league baseball.

Penders says the severity of the penalties sends a strong message, especially to players at the high school and college levels who may one day aspire to be big leaguers.

He says each season, he and his staff try to instill in their players that using anything but natural given ability to get ahead is wrong.

Penders says he can’t speak specifically about whether MLB’s drug policies, already among the toughest in sports, should be strengthened yet again.  But he does say the punishments being meted out show the game is making strides in policing itself.

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