Major League Baseball just announced drug suspensions for four minor league players. Three of them are not unusual. Trever Adams of the Rangers got 50 games for amphetamines. Indians pitcher Jordan Dunatov and minor league free agent Dan Urbina each got 50-game suspensions for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
Then there’s Toronto Blue Jays minor league pitcher Andrew Case. He got 50 games too. For failing to take a drug test.
I’m going to choose to assume that Case ‘roided up like there’s no tomorrow a day before the test and figured that (a) he’d never pass the test even though there’s probably a decent rate of guys who take them who nonetheless pass; and (b) he figured 50 games beat 80 for the positive PEDs.
I’m going to choose NOT to believe that he had simply used a drug of abuse and decided not to take the test, thinking that he’d somehow get ahead of things that way. Because that would just be depressing.