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Blue Jays minor leaguer suspended for drugs

Jul 29, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Rachel Leigh Cook

Another day, another lack of Biogenesis discipline. But we’ll take this Blue Jays minor leaguer:

  The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Toronto Blue Jays Minor League outfielder Brian Van Kirk has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Van Kirk, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.

Van Kirk is a 21st round draft pick from 2008 who turns 28 in two weeks. He gets on base at a decent clip and has some flashes of power but has never made it above Double-A.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    I was wondering who the heck he was. Do not think that he has much of a future in baseball.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      He is from Florida, not the Dominican Republic. He was drafted out of Oral Roberts. I guess that the religious teachings at Oral Roberts may have been missed.

  2. El Bravo - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Why is that the pic for these posts again? I lost the reference…someone remind El Bravo.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 29, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      Part of the old scare your kids from ever looking at drugs campaign. Original commercial for reference.

      • timothynoble41 - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM

        This commercial did as much good as the one that said that when you buy a $10 bag, the money is going to fund a terrorist attack. Not to mention the time when Nancy said “Just say no”.

  3. jcmeyer10 - Jul 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Side note, Craig get a fresh pic.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    They really need to get their starters on the big league team on the Juice asap, they need all the help they can get

  5. proudliberal85392 - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Memo to A-Rod: tick tock, tick tock…

  6. nananatman - Jul 30, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Is he also a girl? I think you guys attached the wrong photo to the story.

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