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Latest suspended minor leaguer is White Sox bench coach Mark Parent’s son

Aug 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

Mark Parent AP

Once a week or so MLB announces minor-league suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs and they usually do so as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence and has nothing to do with trying to get the news out there after baseball media has checked out for the day.

Anyway, yesterday the five o’clock suspensions included a trio of minor leaguers and none of them warranted much attention at first glance. However, it turns out that former 36th-round pick Nick Parent, a rookie-ball catcher in the White Sox farm system, is the son of White Sox bench coach and former big leaguer Mark Parent.

Nick Parent received a 50-game suspension for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol, which you may remember from Rafael Palmeiro’s positive test in 2005. Parent is a non-prospect, hitting .113 in rookie-ball. His dad played in the majors from 1986-1998, including briefly being teammates with Palmeiro on the 1996 Orioles.

  1. chacochicken - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    What would he be hitting w/o the PEDs? .035?

    • historiophiliac - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      the bricks

  2. jacobknicks - Aug 30, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    If only Mark put as much effort into being a Parent as he did coach….any one?

  3. billgatesbarber - Aug 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Stanozolol, seriously? Haven’t these guys figured out that this is one of the few PEDs that MLB is able to detect via testing?

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