Skip to content

An Angels minor leaguer got suspended for a drug of abuse

Jan 2, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

angels logo

Drug suspensions don’t stop for slow holiday weeks:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Minor League catcher Carlos Ramirez has received a 100-game suspension without pay after a third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Ramirez plays for the Salt Lake Bees. He turns 26 in March and has basically been a backup for most of his minor league career. So it will not be too terribly surprising if this is the first and last time his name graces the virtual pages of HardballTalk.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jan 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    I want my Rachel Leigh Cook! Waaahhhhh!!!

    • km9000 - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Oh, that was her this whole time? Hm…

      • unclemosesgreen - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

        Yes indeed. This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. Any questions?

      • Francisco (FC) - Jan 3, 2014 at 6:38 AM

        Loved the Robot Chicken parody.

  2. dcarroll73 - Jan 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I also would have preferred Ms. Cook, but somehow that Angels logo was a subtle echo of her presence.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    If baseball wants to clean up it’s act, why not suspend a player indefinitely for a third offense, instead of just a 100 game suspension. Ya know, three strikes, and you’re out.

    • jwbiii - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      Indefinite suspension for weed?

      • Old Gator - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        Which is legal in Colorado? And look at all the flavors….

        Even so, third time caught? This is the kind of ballplayer who gives morons a bad name.

  4. davidbrentfan - Jan 2, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    EVERYONE ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS A B A S T A R D EXCEPT FOR ME! F U C K YOU, B A S T A R D S!

  5. yahmule - Jan 2, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    He’s in Salt Lake City. What else is there to do besides take drugs? I’m sorry, this suspension is bogus.

  6. ch0psuey - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    I hope it was a drug that is slighty fun. I mean If you are abusing a drug, hope it makes your friday night a tad bit more fun,

  7. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 3, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    Utah isn’t all that far from, say, Colorado, if he’s looking for work in his, um, field. Six plants, legal.

  8. anxovies - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    So if you play for the Rockies are you exempt from punishment if you test dirty for weed?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      MLB doesn’t test for weed (or for anyone on the 40 man roster).

      • jwbiii - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:38 PM

        Colorado Springs would be a problem, as well as Tacoma, Everett, and the Northwest League teams in Washington.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Pitching vs. history in NL wild card game
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Jeter (2995)
  2. R. Martin (2340)
  3. A. Rodriguez (2064)
  4. D. Gordon (1982)
  5. J. Hamilton (1975)
  1. J. Altuve (1954)
  2. C. Kershaw (1897)
  3. E. Volquez (1776)
  4. M. Shoemaker (1768)
  5. Y. Cespedes (1670)