Los Angeles Angels young superstar outfielder Mike Trout told New York radio station WFAN on Monday that performance-enhancing drug offenders should be banned for life.
"To me, personally, I think you should be out of the game if you get caught," he said. "It takes away from the guys that are working hard every day and doing it all-natural."
Players are speaking out since New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and 13 others were suspended stemming from the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez is appealing a 211-game ban and 12 players are serving 50-game suspensions. Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was previously given a 65-game ban.
Trout, the American League Rookie of the Year last season, said he is frustrated because some players use PEDs while claiming he has stayed clean.
"Some people just are just trying to find that extra edge," he said. "It's tough as a guy that goes out there and plays hard every day and puts (in) 110 percent effort ... to wake up, see there's a list of guys that are on the list. It's good that MLB caught them and they're moving in the right direction with suspensions and stuff."
Trout is batting .330 with a .425 on-base percentage, 20 home runs, 73 RBI and 26 stolen bases this season.