facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Drug and Alcohol Treatment  Heroin

Minnesota Twins Prospect Suspended For Positive Drug Test

Eddie Rosario tested positive for an undisclosed "drug of abuse" and not for performance enhancing drugs.

Image: 

Photo via

By McCarton Ackerman

01/07/14

| Share

Minnesota Twins prospect Eddie Rosario will spend the first 50 games of the 2014 baseball season on the bench after his second positive drug test. The Major League Baseball commissioner's office confirmed that the positive result came up for a “drug of abuse,” which could include marijuana or cocaine, and not a performance-enhancing substance, which would have resulted in a 100-game suspension for a first offense. Rosario is currently a minor-league second baseman in the Twins franchise.

In a statement released by his agent, Rosario said that he “made a mistake and I have no one but myself to blame.” General manager Terry Ryan expressed disappointment that Rosario hadn’t made any changes after his first positive test. “That’s the price you pay for not being responsible enough to understand right from wrong. Now he has to pay the consequences and be accountable,” he said. “Losing 50 games, that’s a huge setback. That’s a lot of development time, a lot of learning that he’ll miss. It sets back his progression [toward] going up to the big leagues. But young people make mistakes, and hopefully he learns from it.”

Rosario will still be involved in team practices and exhibition games during spring training, but will likely stay behind in Florida once the season starts. Last January, MLB announced a huge overhaul to their drug-testing program that included random in-season blood-tests for human growth hormone, making it arguably the toughest testing program in North American professional sports.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv