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Jason Pridie suspended 50 games for “drug of abuse”

Mar 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

Jason Pridie AP

UPDATE #2: It took three days, but MLB has officially announced Pridie’s suspension.

UPDATE #1: Shea says the positive test was for a “drug of abuse” rather than a performance-enhancing drug, which means this was actually Pridie’s second positive test.

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Journeyman outfielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor-league drug program, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pridie signed a minor-league deal with the A’s in November after previously spending time with the Rays, Twins, and Mets.

He’s hit .226 with a .670 OPS in 112 games as a major leaguer, hasn’t been great in the high minors either, and was unlikely to make the Opening Day roster at age 28.

  1. El Bravo - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Ryan Braun’s urine.

    • JB (the original) - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      more likely to have been sitting on a bench previously used by Jose Canseco….

  2. chiadam - Mar 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Maybe he has accidentally been taking Performance Unenhancing Drugs.

    • dondada10 - Mar 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

      I gave this a “thumbs up” while at work, and will be sure to do so again when I get home. Well done.

  3. dondada10 - Mar 12, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Well, now the photo of Pridie missing the ball makes much more sense.

  4. Detroit Michael - Mar 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    That’s too bad. I’ve been mildly rooting for this guy ever since he was a minor leaguer mentioned in the book Licensed to Deal. Hopefully he gets his problem, whatever it is, under control and stops it from interrupting his career again.

  5. JBerardi - Mar 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Legalize it…

  6. JB (the original) - Mar 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Pridie will have a fall; For pridie goeth before and shame cometh after

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