This afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the suspension Indians minor league player John Drennen after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance enhancing drug.
Currently an outfielder for the Akron Aeros, Drennen will serve a 50-game suspension which is effective immediately.
Drennen, 24, was a first round draft selection by the Indians in 2005. He has spent the last six seasons in the minors, and only recently found success with the Aeros in 2010, posting a .300 batting average in 119 games last season.
Clomiphene is a women’s fertility drug used by baseball players to boost testosterone between steroid cycles. It is not the same drug that landed Manny Ramirez a 50-game suspension in 2009 but its effects are similar.
Drennan is not a highly-touted Indians prospect; he does not appear on the list of top prospects according to Indians Prospect Insider. His suspension should have little to no impact on the major league club.