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Friday, August 24, 2012

Add pair of (semi) familiar names among MLB drug suspensions

There have been a rash of big names suspended under Major League Baseball's drug policy in the past two weeks, guys like All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon.

Add a couple of familiar names from the recent past of the Tigers, as well.

In a press release from MLB Friday afternoon, announcing the 50-game suspensions of three minor league players, two of them should at least be somewhat recognizable to Tigers fans.

The first was current Tigers minor leaguer Darren (D.J.) Driggers, a 22nd-round pick in this year's draft out of Middle Georgia College. The outfielder, who was a member of the Gulf Coast League Tigers, was suspended for use of the anabolic steroid Drostanolone.

The other name was former Tigers pitcher David Pauley (above right), who was suspended for his second violation with "a drug of abuse." Acquired along with Doug Fister in last year's deadline trade, Pauley was released by the Tigers in March, and spent time with both Toronto and the Angels this year, but was in the Seattle minor league system at the time of his suspension.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland went on record earlier this week with how he feels about those caught using performance enhancing drugs.


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