Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Josh Sale Suspended

Josh Sale
And Josh Sale makes four - the MLB release:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Kansas City Royals Minor League first baseman Mark Donato has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine. The suspension of Donato, who is currently on the roster of the Arizona Rookie League Royals, is effective immediately.

Tampa Bay Rays Minor League outfielder Joshua Sale has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for Methamphetamine and an Amphetamine. The suspension of Sale, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, is effective immediately.

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. The suspension of Stroman, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.

Updated 2012 minor league suspension leaders by organization:
6 - Rays
4 - Mets, Cubs, Twins
3 - Nationals, Cardinals, Phillies
2 - Giants, Mariners, Orioles, Marlins, White Sox, Indians, Red Sox, Royals, Blue Jays
1 - Tigers, Braves, Angels, Rockies, Athletics, Astros, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Reds, Rangers, Yankees, Pirates
0 - Brewers, Padres

This doesn't include Matt Bush. Pathetic.

15 comments:

  1. Not the category you want your organization to be the leader of...

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  2. Let's look at the bright side it's not PED's. It was there first season not playing short season ball. They got tired took something and got caught. i just hope they can learn from this and became better ball players. Or at least not get caught next time!

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  3. Loser! I am glad we have gotten rid of low round guys to keep these losers around. Congrats SALE i could have called it that you were next. And you and brett could feed the BS to someone else. You didn't take an energy pill or adderal its called you did an illegal substance (SOME FORM OF DRUG) were not stupid. What an embarrassment for tampa bay. They need to do a better job picking better ballplayers and guys that DON'T DO DRUGS! 6 Tampa Bay really? Come on. I am ashamed to be a fan today!

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    1. Adderal is a controlled substance but hardly something to freak out about. This stuff is running rampid in our schools. Kids are taking these to study and others are taking them to stay up and party. I wrote on here after Ryan Brett and the other guys got popped that I bet it was Adderal and it looks like I was right. They made a mistake and lets be happy it wasn't a PED. Who cares they'll be back and hopefully learn from this. Pot & Adderall are the least of my concerns if that's all this was. If your mad at this then you'll really be mad if you knew Scott Kazmir was stoned out of his mind every day including days he had to pitch.

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    2. any idiot knows that adderall shows up on drug test. they knew that and choose to take it any way. like i said whats wrong is wrong and that was wrong knowing if they were tested it would show up. i am sick of people defending them.

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    3. Bob, the only thing I would say is that if it was Adderall and it is so popular, then why have no other players ever tested positive for meth before in all the years of testing thousands of players?

      I'd like to think this is no big deal and that lots of players on other teams are doing similar things but the evidence just doesn't support it.

      Unfortunately I don't think we'll ever know 'the rest of the story' because I think everyone involved (Rays, coaches, players) will clam up about the whole incident. Why? Because (assuming the Brett story) taking other people's prescriptions is illegal, and trafficking prescription drugs is a fairly serious felony, with mandatory minimum sentences in many states. And yes, passing out Adderall that is prescribed to someone else is drug trafficking, even if you don't sell it - the definition of 'sale' includes barter, exchange, transfer, and gift. Law enforcement and prosecutors have bigger fish to fry, and who knows what jurisdiction it even was in with all of the travel the players do, so they probably will never be charged. But you don't run your mouth about this sort of thing, so I think we've heard the last of the matter. And that's just assuming Brett's agent was telling the truth, if they were really smoking meth, then things get even worse...

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    4. Have you ever seen a meth head? I have and these KIDS definately are not meth heads. I understand all the laws and I'm just as disappointed as everyone else here. All I'm saying is that this was a stupid mistake and lets not write their careers off like Matt Bush's. What makes me more upset is seeing a certain first baseman in the early afternoon on a game day drinking beers with his family at John's Pass.

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    5. Look I know for a fact these boys have been involved with drugs in the past(since they have been drafted). Thats all I am saying about that. I don't care if you believe me or not. Thats why I have no sympathy and believe they should have been caught (And why I definately think it wasn't just an energy pill). Im not writing off their careers but am saying that its been a problem in the past and I am sure its going to be a problem again in the future.

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  4. I mean look at his picture he even looks like he is on drugs in it.

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  5. I know from experience in the military that we had regular failures in our drug tests because the lads kept taking a fat stripper called grenade. All athletes take some form of supplements, it seems at BG they've just been caught out taking unapproved supps. Seems more of a failure by the team...

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  6. I guess we should start taking bets on who's next..... Doug said it right, truly pathetic. These guys need to pull their heads out of their asses and realize how their poor choices not only effect them but the whole team and the organization.

    How many more need to test positive before BG is forced to forfeit the playoffs?

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  7. Good point, Anonymous 6:16. Is there any type of league penalty for Bowling Green? Did this affect any of their wins/losses, that, perhaps, may have kept another team out of the playoffs?
    I keep thinking of all those Hudson Valley players who were cut last year, because of these idiots taking their positions in Bowling Green. For exampe, You DON'T see IF Church, who batted .247 on drugs, nor IF Kocsco who batted over .300 on drugs. The speedy OF Craige Lyerly was also cut. Tampa Bay blew it by not keepng them.. Then there were pitchers Brooks Belter, Mickey Jannus, and some sure others, who barely had a chance with Tampa Bay. Sometimes the "bonus babies" aren't always the best choices, but it's a business, so that's the way it's gonna be.

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  8. You all need to get a life. I bet you all are the perfect people.

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  9. You obviously do drugs last anon! What's wrong is wrong

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  10. Just saw that the A's have suspended OF Rashun Dixon and placed him on the inactive list for unspecified reasons. Rashun is Deshun Dixon's older brother.

    Hmmmm.

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