Before today’s news, it was believed that Stroman was in the mix for a September call up to the big club, a rarity for a player drafted in the same year. He dominated in seven relief appearances at Low-A for the Vancouver Canadians, but was having some trouble with his command since being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire.
According to reports on Twitter, Stroman claims that he unknowingly ingested the banned stimulant, which is found in several nutritional supplements and nasal sprays.
A suspension was also issued today for Josh Sale from the Tampa Bay Rays organization. The 2010 first round pick will miss 50 games, as the fourth player suspended from Class A Bowling Green for testing positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.