Friday, September 2, 2016

Sox Minor League OF Suspended For Drug Violations

Chad Hardy, an outfield prospect playing for the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, has been suspended by MLB for drug violations. Hardy got a 60-game suspension for testing positive for the PED Tamoxifen. So far this season, the 19-year old Hardy played in 27 games in the GCL, hitting just .163. and striking out 32 times in 86 at-bats. Hardy was drafted in the 33rd round by the Red Sox in this year's MLB Draft. He played his college ball at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas. Here's what the authoritative website has to say about Hardy: "Outfielder with some pop. Primarily played center field in college." It's unclear if the Red Sox organization will take any further action in Hardy's case—beyond the pretty harsh penalty imposed by Major League Baseball.