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Orioles minor league right-hander Daniel McCutchen suspended 50 games for PEDs

Apr 6, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT


Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles minor league right-hander Daniel McCutchen has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for two PEDs. Tests revealed Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolon.

McCutchen made one appearance with the Pirates last season and owns a 4.77 ERA over 108 appearances in the majors. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a minor league deal with the Orioles over the winter, but was reassigned to minor league after posting a 6.14 ERA over seven appearances this spring.

The Orioles were trying to reinvent McCutchen as a sidearmer at Triple-A Norfolk, similar to what they did with Mets right-hander Greg Burke last year, but that experiment will now have to wait.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Apr 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Now maybe he has time to go get a haircut somewhere other than Supercuts.

  2. modellforprez - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    no big loss he sucks anyway

  3. bigleagues - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    His younger brother must be ashamed on so many levels. And good hair clearly doesn’t run in the family.

  4. fastwillie39 - Apr 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Least surprising news ever, surprised a pill bottle didnt roll out of his pockets when he pitched.

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