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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 10 January 2008 09:48

RoyalsThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Kansas City Royals Minor League player Jacob Rodriguez has received a 50-game suspension for failure to take a drug test, a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension will be effective at the start of the 2008 season.

In 2007, Rodriguez played for the Surprise Royals of the Arizona Rookie League.

(See details on all Drug Violations here on The Biz of Baseball)

 Rodriguez represents the 29th minor league player suspended under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for the 2007 season, and the 37th player suspended under MLB and MiLB drug testing programs.

Looking at the numbers in the list of Drug Violations reveals the following:

  • 172 suspensions have been doled out for a total of 2,485 games
  • 23 at the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program level
  • 6 at the Venezuelan Summer League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program
  • 143 at the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

Substance break down:

  • 3 positive tests for Stimulants
  • 11 positive tests for Drug of Abuse
  • 2 for Failure to Test
  • 2 are unknown at this time
  • 154 positive tests for PEDs

Suspensions by Team:

  • Yankees - 4
  • White Sox - 5
  • Twins - 5
  • Tigers - 4
  • Royals -7
  • Rockies - 6
  • Red Sox - 1
  • Reds - 6
  • Rangers - 10
  • Pirates - 4
  • Phillies - 3
  • Padres - 7
  • Orioles -6
  • Nationals - 3
  • Mets - 10
  • Marlins - 2
  • Mariners - 12
  • Indians - 3
  • Giants - 6
  • Rays - 3
  • Dodgers - 7
  • Diamondbacks - 4
  • Cubs - 8
  • Cardinals - 5
  • Brewers - 4
  • Braves - 4
  • Blue Jays - 8
  • Athletics - 9
  • Astros - 3
  • Angels - 6
  • Free Agents - 4
  • * None – 3

* Player was not on a minor league roster, or in the case of Jason Grimsley, out of baseball all together

Source: Major League Baseball 


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Maury Brown is the founder and president of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is also an author for Baseball Prospectus, Basketball Prospectus and is an available writer for other media outlets.

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