Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Former Rays minor leaguer suspended for drugs

Jon Weber, a former Tampa Bay minor leaguer who was with Triple-A Toledo when he retired this month, drew a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a drug of abuse, according to the Major League Baseball release.

The suspension becomes effective if/when he returns to a major league organization. It was Weber's third positive test, according to the release.

The 32-year-old started the year with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' organization, was released and signed with the Detroit Tigers, who sent him to Toledo. He was hitting a combined .257 in 68 games.

Weber played for the Durham Bulls from 2007-09. He had a .302 average and 14 home runs last season to help the Bulls win the International League championship.

1 comment:

Brent said...

100 game suspension for your third time??? It ought to be "three strikes and you're out"!!!