Twins minor leaguer Reynaldo Rodriguez suspended 80 games

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Major League Baseball announced today that Minnesota Twins Minor League outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay following a positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol — man, the retro ‘roids trend continues! — a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Rodriguez, who plays in Triple-A, is almost 30 and has been in the minors for ten years, so it’s not like this is impacting the big club much. It says a lot, however, about how hard someone will try to make that last chance leap from the minors to the bigs and even part of a big league payday.