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Orioles prospect Parker suspended for second drug violation

Feb 5, 2010, 12:49 PM EST

Orioles pitching prospect Brian Parker received a 50-game suspension yesterday due to his second positive test for a drug in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Testing Program.
Parker, who was a 19th-round pick out of Lewis & Clark College in 2007, had a 4.31 ERA and 64/26 K/BB ratio in 64.2 innings as a reliever at high Single-A last season. Once finished serving the suspension he’ll join the bullpen at Double-A, but the 24-year-old’s already marginal odds of getting to the big leagues definitely take a sizable hit (and his Hall of Fame chances are really screwed).
Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement no announcement will be made regarding which drug was found in Parker’s system. “Brian has been a good kid with us and we are just very disappointed that this has happened,” Orioles player development director David Stockstill said.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 5, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    I would only permit this guy to play ever again if he agrees to have himself sterilized. Remove the chromosome for idiocy of anyone this stupid from the gene pool and then I’d give him anything he wants.

  2. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    No announcement, maybe he got slipped a date rape drug and he is
    ashame to say what happened that night, you never know.

  3. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 5, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Gator, I never knew you could care so much, would you hold
    him and comfort him while run your fingers thru his hair
    after the chromosome removal ?

  4. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Gator, I never knew you could care so much, would you hold
    him and comfort him while run your fingers thru his hair
    after the chromosome removal ?

  5. wrong em - Feb 5, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Drafted out of a small college in Portland, OR? I have a guess or two what drug it was.

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  8. Orial ex - Feb 10, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    It was pot kids, i was datin him when he got drafted. Nice job Brian, what are you goin to get suspended for next year? Why couldn’t you learn the first time? I used to be proud to be your girl but now I’m happy you’re my ex. Good luck

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