Chris Archer has fantastic response after getting random offseason PED test

Rays pitcher Chris Archer tweeted, “Y’all came to the wrong house” after getting an offseason PED test. (AP)

Ahh, the Major League Baseball offseason, a time for all of us to refresh our social media feeds for the latest trade rumors and free-agent gossip. A time for players to work on their golf game or update their training regimen. And, apparently, a time for the drug testers to show up at players’ houses looking for some blood and urine.

Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer — all 195 pounds of him — got one such test this week and gave the world a fantastic response on Twitter afterward:

Grass-fed and hormone-free, eh, Chris? Those are the luxuries a big-league paycheck can provide. We’re surprised he didn’t throw out a Whole Foods receipt too.

Jokes aside, it’s great to see Archer have such a humorous approach to getting drug-tested and have such an admirable bottom line: He wants a clean sport just as much as fans do.

Oh, and fans of other teams are taking note. Archer — who has been mentioned in trade rumors for the better part of two years now — may very well wind up in the hot-stove gossip again this year. So that prompted one Dodgers fan to drop this jewel of a reply:

The Rays play on astroturf at Tropicana Field, you know.

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