MLB has suspended Houston Astros minor league pitcher Brendan McCurry 50 games without pay after testing positive for Methamphetamine on Thursday — reports Houston Chronicle reporter Jake Kaplan.
Astros minor league RHP Brendan McCurry has been suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for Methamphetamine.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) December 22, 2016
McCurry, 24, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics for veteran infielder Jed Lowrie. He was drafted by the A’s in 2014 out of Oklahoma State in the 22nd round.
In 28 games with Double-A Corpus Christi in 2016, he was 2-4 with 2.27 ERA in 39 2⁄3 innings — striking out 50 and walking eight. McCurry was promoted to Triple-A Fresno for 28 games, he was 1-1 with 3.83 ERA in 42 1⁄3 innings — striking out 44 and walking 13.
Putting on the rose-tinted glasses, Methamphetamine as a stimulant can treat ADHD and weight loss. But more than likely we’re talking about Methamphetamine as controlled substance — one of the most wide-spread drugs of our time.
Either way, it is a poor choice for McCurry. But I speak for everyone that TCB that we hope he can get some help.