Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Big leaguer-turned-BayBear suspended by minors

Daryle Ward, the 36-year-old major league veteran who finished last year with the Mobile BayBears, has drawn a drug-related suspension.

Ward will sit for 50 games, if he signs with a major league team, after testing positive for amphetamines.

I remember talking to him at Riverwalk and being impressed how friendly he was. With his big league credentials, he easily could have been dismissive, but he was quite cordial.


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rays3fan said...

Seems like at least one southern leaguer from the previous year banned every off-season.

socomfy said...

the worst part - dude was signed to fill for Goldshmidt when he was promoted, and proceeded to help the BayBears take the SL championship. Not that Ward played great, but its a kick in the teeth to Smokies fans!