In case of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, the culprit (e.g Athlete, Athlete Support Personnel), will be provisionally suspended from all Baseball activities including training and playing with a team pending the outcome of a hearing before a Judicial Committee.

If an Athlete case involves a positive test, they have the right to have their B sample analysed. The Athletes will be entitled to present their case before a Judicial Committee who will then decide on any applicable sanction and provide a written decision which shall be published on the World Baseball Softball website. The Athletes have the right of appeal if they don’t agree with the decision in the first instance.


The sanctions in the Code range from a warning to a life ban depending on various matters including: the type of the Anti-Doping Violation (Art.2 WADA Code), the circumstances of the individual case (level or absence of fault or neglicence), the substance (or quantity found for certain substances) in case of the detection of a prohibited substance, the repetition of an Anti-Doping violation (recidivism).
For more information, please consult art. 2 and 10 of the WADA Code.