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Indians minor leaguer, former first-round pick John Drennen suspended for fertility drug

May 18, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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Indians minor leaguer John Drennen has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for the banned substance Clomphene, which according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer “is a female fertility drug used to start ovulation.”

Drennen, who was the 33rd overall pick in the 2005 draft, is hitting .267 with three homers and an .811 OPS in 36 games at Double-A, repeating the level for a third time as a 24-year-old.

Fertility drugs are on MLB’s banned substances list because they can be used to stimulate testosterone production following steroid use. Manny Ramirez was suspended for fertility drugs in 2009 and police once found fertility drugs in Jose Canseco’s car, for instance.

  1. Old Gator - May 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Yeah, Drennan laid one hell of an egg that time, didn’t he?

  2. halladaysbiceps - May 18, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Fertility drug? He’s just trying to conceive. This is a god given right. Why suspend him?

  3. kcfanatic - May 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Maybe he is just a pre-op Tranny.

  4. bigtrav425 - May 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    ever heard of Low testosterone? maybe he is trying that to help his levels

  5. rebarratige - May 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    “police once found fertility drugs in Jose Canseco’s car”

    I would have paid a lot of money to have been on the scene to witness that one.

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