Prentice Redman got suspended while he was suspended


Dodgers minor leaguer Prentice Redman is currently serving a 50-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test last month, but that didn’t stop the 30-year-old outfielder from receiving a 100-game suspension yesterday for a second positive test.
Redman spent 15 games in the big leagues for the Mets as a 23-year-old in 2003 and was hitting .332/.402/.551 in 61 games at Triple-A this season, but he won’t play again until 2011 because the 100-game suspension will kick in once he’s done serving the 50-game version.
Assuming, of course, that he doesn’t manage a third suspension in the meantime.

Indians release Mike Napoli

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The Cleveland Indians have released Mike Napoli.

This is not terribly surprising as he was seen as a depth move to begin with. Injury insurance for Yonder Alonso at first base and Edwin Encarnacion at DH, neither of whom are injured at the moment. Napoli was on a minor league contract and the Indians made it clear that, if he can’t find a major league job elsewhere, he’s welcome to come back and cool his heels in Columbus in the event he’s needed later.

Which may be what happens if he wants to keep playing because, after a season in which he hit .193/.285/.428, and a spring in which he hit .218/.310/.431, there aren’t likely to be a ton of takers.