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Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » November 2nd, 2012, 4:11 pm

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orio ... 2680.story

Orioles minor league infielder Ryan Adams has received a 25-game suspension after testing positive for an Amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s joint drug prevention and treatment program, MLB announced Friday.

The suspension of Adams, who is currently on the roster at Triple-A Norfolk, is effective at the start of next season. Adams had been a member of the Orioles' 40-Man Roster at the time the test was administered.
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Ryan Adams Handed 25-game Suspension For Positive Drug Test

PostPost #2 by ofahn » November 2nd, 2012, 4:14 pm

November 2, 2012 4:54 PM by Roch Kubatko

The commissioner's office has suspended shortstop Ryan Adams for 25 games after he tested positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, according to a press release.

Adams is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. His suspension is effective at the start of the 2013 season. The positive test occurred when Adams was on the Orioles' 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old Adams batted .224 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 65 games last season. He also appeared in two games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen, going 2-for-6 with an RBI.

His lone major league experience came for the Orioles in 2011, when Adams hit .281 with seven RBIs in 29 games.

He's no longer on the 40 Man Roster and I thought we might lose him in the Rule 5 Draft this winter. Now we might not want to even extend him a MiLB contract. What a shame.

http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roc ... -test.html
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Re: Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #3 by rudyrooster » November 2nd, 2012, 4:18 pm

That's not good...
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Re: Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #4 by osforlife » November 2nd, 2012, 4:29 pm

Thats terrible. I lost alota respect for him after this incident. Hopefully, he works hard this offseason and rakes in Norfolk. Lots of 2B depth in in front of him.
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Re: Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #5 by Matt P » November 3rd, 2012, 12:54 am

Release him immediately.
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Re: Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #6 by birdwatcher55 » November 3rd, 2012, 8:14 am

Get him help 8-)
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Re: Ryan Adams tests positive for Amphetamine

PostPost #7 by Old Sneakers » November 4th, 2012, 1:24 am

Unfortunate to say the least. Sad for the team. More so for him. The team is thin at his position and not all that long ago he was viewed as a potential answer should Brian Roberts be finished in Baltimore. Way I see it. Now is as good a time to know what you do and do not have in him and act accordingly.

Basically, if he's AAA at best player, we would be better off with one that stays out of trouble.
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