Royals DSL RHP-Freddy Rodriguez suspended


Royals RHP-Freddy Rodriguez (19) was one of five minor league players to receive a 50-game suspension today after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.  He tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol and will begin serving his suspension immediately.

Rodriguez was signed out of the Dominican Republic as a 16-year old back in 2007 and was in pitching in the Dominican Summer League for the third straight season.

Year ERA G GS IP WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2008 2.59 15 7 62.2 1.13 8.2 2.0 4.6 2.29
2009 4.75 13 3 36.0 1.50 11.5 2.0 4.8 2.38
2010 0.79 5 0 11.1 0.79 7.1 0.0 3.2

He looked to be taking a step forward in his development this season, but 11.1 innings pitched is a small sample size.  Aside from that it’s hard to gauge DSL stats.

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