Friday, February 29, 2008

Houser off suspended list

Pitcher James Houser earned an extra benefit from making the Rays' 40-man roster: His suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance is over.

Houser missed the final 16 regular-season games last year with the Biscuits -- plus nine playoff games -- after the suspension. He was scheduled to miss the first month of this year.

"As a member of the major league 40-man roster, Houser is not subject to
minor league rules and is no longer considered suspended," Rays spokesman Rick Vaughn said in an e-mail to Tampa Bay writers.

(Thanks to Marc Topkin for passing along the e-mail.)

1 comment:

Bubba36109 said...

Stacy did you read the play review in the DRB Season Preview Guide on Houser? "The organization believes
he tested positive because of an amphetamine in his heart medication and don't take it to be a knock on his makeup." Heart Medication?