Notes from the Dugout

Tyson Qualls higlights the latest Dodgers news, focusing on the latest suspensions, rookie debuts, and the whereabouts of Ronald Belisario.

Suspensions Continue:

The Dodgers watched as another one of their minor league players tested positive in the latest round of MLB drug tests. Prentice Redman's 50 game suspension was extended to 150 games, likely spelling the end of his career with the Dodgers. Redman was hitting an impressive .332 with 10 homeruns and 41 runs batted in this year. Redman tested positive for an amphetamine.

Belisario Returns from Hiatus

Ronald Belisario resumed workouts after a mysterious absence for the past 19 days. The Dodgers are unsure of when he will be ready to return, or if he will even be as effective as before. If the beleaguered pitcher is able to throw effectively, then the tremendous strain that is currently on the bullpen will be lifted.

Jansen Impresses in Debut

The latest young Dodger pitching phenom has been stellar over his first two outings with the club. Jansen has topped 100 MPH with his fastball and has struck out four batters in two innings. Jansen has yet to allow a hit or walk a batter.



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