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Rays minor leaguer suspended for drugs

May 22, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

Rachel Leigh Cook

Kinda feels like a lot of Rays farmhands get suspended for drugs:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League right-handed pitcher Angel Yepez has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Yepez, who is currently on the roster of the Venezuelan Summer League Rays, will be effective at the start of the VSL season.

Well, according to Baseball-Reference, the Venezuelan Summer League has already started and Yepez has pitched one game eight days ago. Not that it matters.

  1. indaburg - May 22, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Son of a motherless goat.

    I’m going to need to have a talk with these boys. Dust of the ole psych degree and put it to some use.

    • historiophiliac - May 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      Oh, I haven’t heard the goat thing in years…awwww.

    • nbjays - May 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      “Son of a motherless goat.”

      The bass in my old quartet used to say that all the time. Thanks for the giggle, ‘Burgie!

      • indaburg - May 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM


        Jose Bautista

      • lukescottsbedsidemanner - May 23, 2013 at 12:45 AM

        He smote that pitch like me bringing down a pig with my mighty spear.


  2. jwbiii - May 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    “The suspension of Yepez. . . will be effective at the start of the VSL season.”

    The VSL season started a week ago. Sloppy use of boilerplate there, guys.

  3. onbucky96 - May 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Why won’t Rachel Lee Cook make some bacon while smashing those eggs? Mmm, bacon…

    • jwbiii - May 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

  4. connormyboy - May 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    That’s like the 3rd time with ray minor rays way

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