Feb 26, 2014; Port Charolette, Fl, USA; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Steve Geltz (79) poses for a portrait during photo day at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Rays’ Minor League reliever Steve Geltz suspended 50 games


Another Minor League baseball player was handed a 50 game suspension after failing another drug test, yet again.

Tampa Bay already had right-handed pitcher Taylor Guerrieri suspended for 50 games last season after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Then catcher Mark Thomas, David Wendt, and Bryan Henry were also handed suspensions. I’m not sure what the deal is with all these young baseball players, but this is a pretty good way to ruin your professional career.

Now according to Bill Shaikin on Twitter, Rays pitching prospect Steve Geltz is the next Tampa Bay player to be handed a 50 game suspension.

Geltz was acquired by the Rays in a trade that sent Dane De La Rosa to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2012. He posted a 3.86 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 16 and one-third innings with Triple-A Durham this season.

He’ll report back to the Triple-A affiliate as soon as his suspension is up.

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