The Houston Astros haven’t had too many suspension since general manager Jeff Luhnow took over the system in 2011. But the Astros have quickly added up two over the past 30 days.
Minor league RHP MaKay Nelson tested positive for amphetamine and has been suspended 50 games — reports the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan.
Makay Nelson, an RHP in the Astros’ system who finished ‘16 in Tri-City, was suspended 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) January 13, 2017
He joins Brendan McCurry, who was suspended in December after testing positive for methamphetamine.
Nelson, 22, was selected out of the College of Southern Idaho in the 20th round of the 2015 MLB draft. He pitched for Single-A Quad Cities and Tri-City in 2016. He was 2-1 with a 3.76 ERA in seven games with the ValleyCats, including 36 strikeouts and 32 walks.
Nelson addressed the suspetion on Twitter shortly after:
Have to accept the truth and the consequences. It hurts sometimes but it's what makes you better in every aspect.— Makay Nelson (@MakayNelson26) January 14, 2017
On the surface, Amphetamine is related to drugs used for ADHD like Dextroamphetamine and Adderall. For which many athletes can use for better focus and the field, with many getting a perception for the drugs like the Orioles’ Chris Davis.
Nelson has plenty of time to get his career to get his career back on track after the suspension.