Oakland Athletics

Jose Canseco Headlines a Busy Day for Drug Officials

Devon TeepleAnalyst IMarch 10, 2012

Jose Canseco, who has been busy on Twitter with his usual rants, has been suspended by the Mexican League for refusing to take a drug test. According to ESPN, Quintana Roo Tigers' Team President said,   that doping-control doctors advised Canseco against taking the test because he was using a medicine to produce testosterone.

Canseco has been pledging his innocence, claiming that he has a prescription for testosterone and “can’t live without it."

With his time in the Independent Leagues finished and now banned from the Mexican League, his playing days may again be officially over. 

In major league news, Jason Pridie, a former second-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Rays and now a minor leaguer in the Oakland Athletic organization, is faced with the possibility of a 50-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug policy. 

Pridie has had limited success in the pros. 2011 was his best year to date, as he played 101 games for the New York Mets. He batted .240 with four home runs and 20 RBI. 

ESPN reports that Pridie’s suspension was caused by a “drug of abuse," not performance enhancers.


Devon is the founder of The GM’s Perspective.

Devon is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies.

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