Jose Mijares

Jose Mijares suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse

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This just in from MLB HQ:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League left-handed pitcher Jose Mijares has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Mijares is a free agent and has yet to latch on. It’s gonna be a lot harder now that he has 50 games to sit if and when someone signs him.

Still, he has a bit of a track record, posting a 3.23 career ERA in 259 total major league innings. He has held left-handed batters to a .225/.288/.335 slash line since 2008, and lefties tend to never die.