Ho hum. Another day, another report of a Nationals farmhand suspended for violating MLB's drug program.
Yesterday, another catcher in hot water: 22 year old Hector Taveras (apparently, he made a stop in Hagerstown in 2010). Via Associated Press:
A person familiar with the penalty tells The Associated Press that Washington Nationals minor league catcher Hector Taveras has been suspended 25 games because he was found in possession of an unauthorized syringe. (via AP/ESPN.com, 2/8/2011)
Just last July, Nats minor leaguers Steven Souza and J.R. Higley of (you guessed it!) Hagerstown were suspended 50 games each for testing positive for PEDs.
Good thing Nats GM Mike Rizzo has his Dominican operations under control, because it seems that he might have a little problem on his hands 70 or so miles northwest of Washington. Is there a problem in Hagerstown?
Better find out soon, if that's really where the Nats intend to start Bryce Harper...