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Holy crap. How many of these have we written in the past month?

Yet another minor leaguer, Francisco Cruceta from the Texas Rangers was suspended today for 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

The 26-year-old Dominican is 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA for the AAA Oklahoma Redhawks this season, with 32 strikeouts over 28 innings, including five starts.

The righty played in four games with the Seattle Mariners last season with a 10.80 ERA and no decisions after pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2004, where he went 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA.

Cruceta marks Lucky #13 as the number of idiots to get busted for violating the minor league drug policy.

[Star Telegram] | [] | [Drug Policy PDF]


jake the snake said...

Dude looks like a punk.

Megs said...

The HAS to be some sort of narc in the minor league system. Somewhere.

Vance said...

No narc. The minor league testing policy got tougher. Most of the player nabbed are Latino players who might not understand exactly how they can get caught. They probably still use anabolic steroids which comes up positive.

MLB players have moved on to HGH, for which there is currently no reliable test.

Sooze said...

Yeah, the minor league testing and policies are tough, as Vance so eloquently put. Which is a good thing - they try to weed out the crap before these guys weasel their way into the big leagues.

Vance said...

'Eloquently'? How insulting. BTW, not too good with the big words here; not perspicuous enough to know the meanings. LOL

The other issue here is the move to make baseball anti-doping procedures on par with the world's standards, as set forth by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

I am not for sure on this, but I believe the push to bring baseball back to 'world cup' or 'Olympic' standards needs to be accompanied with adherence to WADA anti-doping testing.

Before recent changes baseball's anti-doping measures were lax. (lax is a charitable descriptor)

Andrew said...

who cares, look at his numbers and all of the other players who have been suspended this year because of steroids. These guys are mediocre at best, and it just shows that steroids don't make you a better player, you still have to possess the skill. Would roids make me a better surfer? Doubt it...

Sooze said...

You said it Andrew! These guys really aren't any good. Hopefully they're setting an example of what not to do.