Thursday, May 9, 2013

Reds minor league pitcher suspended 100 games for third violation

Reds minor league pitcher Daniel Tuttle has been suspended for 100 games after violating the league's substance abuse program for the third time.

Tuttle was previously suspended 50 games for a second violation which occurred in July 2011.

The right-hander currently resides on the disabled list and has been there since April 4.

Here is the short release from MLB:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cincinnati Reds Minor League right-handed pitcher Daniel Tuttle has received a 100-game suspension without pay after a third violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.

The suspension of Tuttle, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League, is effective immediately.

Tuttle was taken by the Reds in the fifth round of the 2009 amateur draft out of Randleman High School (NC). He went 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA in eight starts for Single-A Dayton in 2012.

He owns a 14-12 record and 4.13 ERA in 46 career games in the minors.

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