Daniel Reynolds has only pitched 34.1 innings at Rookie-ball Orem for the Angels since being drafted in 2009. He also has two failed drug tests. Certainly not a good sign. The recent failure will cost Reynolds 50 games this season…
ANAHEIM — Angels Minor League pitcher Daniel Reynolds received a 50-game suspension after a second violation for a “drug of abuse” under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
Reynolds, a 20-year-old right-hander who has spent the last two years pitching for the Rookie-level Orem Owlz, will begin serving his suspension at the start of the upcoming regular season.
This sounds like a non performance enhancing drug violation since the “drugs of abuse” policy with MLB pertains to marijuana (and other Schedule I and II drugs) but not drunk driving. The rules are the rules, though, and whatever Reynolds tested positive for will cost him most of his 2012 season.
Sounds like a potential bullpen arm to me. It might be worth monitoring to see how this damages his development and relationship with the Angels organization.