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.
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.