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Two minor leaguers suspended for drugs

May 31, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

Rachel Leigh Cook

But … but … those players from the 60s and 70s all told me that amphetamines don’t enhance performance!

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Ryan Acosta and free agent Minor League second baseman Chris Retherford have each received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine.  The suspensions of Acosta and Retherford will be effective immediately upon each one’s signing with another Major League organization.

Both Acosta and Retherford had been with the Dodgers the past couple of years, including some time in A-ball this season for Acosta, but I guess they’ve been released.

  1. dondada10 - May 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I’d imagine something like this is essentially the kiss of death as far as re-joining an organization.

  2. onbucky96 - May 31, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Rachel Lee Cook, where’s the bacon to go w/the eggs?

  3. jwbiii - May 31, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Acosta and Retherford were both released yesterday. I guess the Dodgers got the news a little earlier. As for joining other organizations, Acosta’s 13.25 ERA and Retherford’s 219/273/404 batting line won’t help either.

    • dondada10 - May 31, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      Manny Acosta? No way he’s still in the bigs!

      Manny Will’costya was his nick name with the Mets.

      • jwbiii - May 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

        No, Manny Acosta is on the DL in Japan, after pitching one good inning

  4. gntsgrl - May 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Put a fork in ‘em

  5. papacrick - May 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Yeah adderall!

  6. hojo20 - May 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    I always love seeing the chick in the picture. More positive drug tests, please.

  7. historiophiliac - May 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM


    James Marsden

  8. badintent - Jun 1, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    Craig , who is this chick in the photo ? please, not someone you really know ?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:55 AM

      Second comment names her.

      • badintent - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:24 AM


  9. mclovinhockey - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    I thought this was CGI in the photo haha. iPhones are crappy

  10. drone501 - Jun 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    i see nips.

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