Minor League relief pitcher Dylan Brock has certainly disappointed the Milwaukee Brewers after news broke on Wednesday that he would be suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
After the entire Ryan Braun debacle that commanded the attention of the media and put the Brewers in a very difficult position this year, the last thing the organization wants is to see more players get in trouble. Even though Brock is the minors, the Rookie Level at that, he is still a member of the organization and represents Milwaukee.
Putting Braun’s suspension behind the Brewers is already going to be difficult enough as it is. Nobody knows exactly how the fan base or the players are going to feel about his return next spring. With that being said, one way to go about it is to leave it in the past, but that will only happen if other players within the entire organization can stay clean.
Brock allegedly used a drug called Clomiphene, which is mainly used for female infertility. Yes, I know, a very stupid way for a man to get suspended 50 games, especially when that suspension could carry much more weight within the organization. The 20-year-old showed no signs of brilliance during his limited time on the mound this season, which means he is definitely expendable if the Brewers do not like what they see.
The 34th round pick in the MLB Draft this past June posted a 0-1 record with a 2.84 earned run average, three strike outs and one surrendered home run in nine appearances.