Cubs prospect suspended 50 games for positive drug test


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Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Major league baseball announced on Friday that four minor leaguers were suspended for 50 games for a positive drug test including Cubs minor league pitcher David Garner.

This is the second time that Garner has been suspended for a 'drug of abuse' as this is not a performance-enhancing drug but rather a positive test for drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, etc.

In 2017, Garner had a 2-2 record with a 2.61 ERA in 26 games at Double-A Tennessee. In five minor-league seasons, he is 11-13 with a 4.07 ERA.

During four appearances this spring training as a non-roster invitee, he pitched 3.2 innings and gave up four runs.

He is a talented pitcher, and hopefully, he can make some personal changes to fulfill his baseball potential.

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