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Twins minor leaguer Dallas Gallant suspended for amphetamine use

Sep 20, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Dallas Gallant, a Twins minor leaguer who pitched at Single-A this season, has been suspended 50 games for a positive amphetamine test.

Gallant was a 23rd-round pick in 2010 out of Sam Houston State and missed all of 2011 following Tommy John elbow surgery. He’s thrown just 57 career innings in four seasons, but has posted a 3.49 ERA with 73 strikeouts. He’ll serve the suspension at the beginning of next season, setting his development back even further at age 25.

(Also, there’s surely a “Goofus and Gallant” joke to make here and a better blogger than me would probably make it, but it’s late on a Friday and honestly I can’t remember anything about the cartoon despite reading plenty of “Highlights” as a kid. Sorry.)

  1. DJ MC - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    “Goofus takes drugs that hurt his performance and his team, like marijuana and heroin. Gallent takes drugs that help his performance and his team, like amphetamines and anabolic steroids.”

    • rbj1 - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Well played.

      Goofus is selfish and concerned about his reputation so he refuses to take performance enhancing drugs and help his team. Gallant is more concerned about his team winning so he stoops to using performance enhancing drugs.

  2. chrisdtx - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    What a Goofus.

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