Cubs prospect suspended 50 games for positive drug test
|Friday, March 23, 2018 7:52 PM- -|
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.