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Three Astros players suspended for drugs

Aug 30, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

Rachel Leigh Cook

A little early with these for a Friday. MLB must be getting out of town for a long weekend someplace. That’s nice.

Not so nice for these three Astros farm hands, however:

Shortstop Jose Fernandez, first baseman Michael Martinez and outfielder D’andre Toney have each been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine.  Fernandez is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Astros while Martinez and Toney are on the roster of the Single-A Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League.

Everyone have a safe Labor Day weekend. And stay away from amphetamines.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Addies are quite advantageous. I don’t know the validity of this rumor but I’m told that crystal meth is actually being used more by baseball players now than ever before. Baseballers breaking bad…

    • mc1439 - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      mmmmm….. meth! At least these guys weren’t really considered top prospects as of yet.

    • thomas844 - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Yeah, science!

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    • jwbiii - Aug 31, 2013 at 8:36 AM

      Four members of the Rays Midwest League team in Bowling Green were busted for meth last August. The most prominent of them was former first round pick and stripper abuser Josh Sale. The Rays suspended Sale under the “good citizenship” clause of the UPC and between that and his meth suspension he missed the entire season.

      So there is a test in place to catch meth users and they have caught a few.

  2. ditto65 - Aug 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    But baseball does not have a viable drug testing program in place.

    • Old Gator - Aug 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      It clearly has no effective screening procedure for idiocy.

      • El Bravo - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        bam~!

  3. misterj167 - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Idon’tknowwhateveryoneissoworkedupabouteveryonetakesalittlespeedeverynowandthenwhatswrongwiththatimeanit’snotliketheywereonpedsorsomethingorbeatinguponkidsitsjustbaseballafteralltheresnoneedtomakeafederalcaseaboutittheresnothingwrongwithalittlespeddeverynowandthenit’sperfectlyfinedoyouhearmeperfectlyfinewhyivebeentakingspeedforyearsandithasntaffectedmeonebitnosireebobandanotherthingitsonlytheastrositsnotliketheyregoingtobeanygoodanywaysowhatsthebigdealaoutalittlespeedimeanthere’snothingwrongwithitisthereit’sjustspeedyaknow?

  4. misterj167 - Aug 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Idon’tknowwhateveryoneissoworkedupabouteveryonetakesalittlespeedeverynowandthenwhatswrongwiththat
    imeanit’snotliketheywereonpedsorsomethingorbeatinguponkidsitsjustbaseballafteralltheresnoneedtomakea
    federalcaseaboutittheresnothingwrongwithalittlespeddeverynowandthenit’sperfectlyfinedoyouhearmeperfectly
    finewhyivebeentakingspeedforyearsandithasntaffectedmeonebitnosireebobandanotherthingitsonlytheastrosits
    notliketheyregoingtobeanygoodanywaysowhatsthebigdealaoutalittlespeedimeanthere’snothingwrongwithitis
    thereit’sjustspeedyaknow?

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