Jeremy Cummings Placed On The Restricted List

Jeremy Cummings was placed on the restricted list for Triple-A Memphis on Thursday after he was suspended 15 games for violating minor league baseball's performance enhancing drug policy. It is not known what drug Cummings was found using.

Recently moved to the starting rotation for Memphis after the Cardinals released Neiro Rodriguez, Cummings was 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 innings since being activated from extended spring training, where he was rehabbing an injury to his right hand that occurred while he was a non-roster invitee of the Cardinals in spring training.

The 28-year-old righthander was drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 1999.

Cummings was 5-1 with a 3.44 ERA in 2004 but was limited to only 91.2 innings for Double-A Tennessee after suffering a broken finger on his non-pitching hand in June. The injury caused him to miss nearly 2 months.

Coming into the season, Cummings was 43-35 with a 3.86 ERA in 6 minor league seasons.

Jason Scott can be reached via email at jasonscott@thecardinalnation.com.


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