Two minor leaguers suspended for drugs


Police blotter time.

Tampa Bay Rays minor League right-hander Damion Carroll and Detroit Tigers Minor League right-hander Spenser Watkins each have received 50-game suspensions following a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. Carroll plays for the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League. Watkins plays for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps of the Midwest League.

I’m always curious about which “drug of abuse” it is in these cases. And mindful that there are some drugs that major leaguers can take with impunity because they collectively bargained the right to not have it included in testing while minor leaguers are not given that right.