Former Red Sox Pitcher Dustin Richardson Suspended 50 Games

Last season, Red Sox fans became very aware of starting pitcher Andrew Miller. Some believed he could be service project in Boston and could possibly even reach the potential he had right out of college as a first round pick. Well, that didn't happen.

Anyway, Sox fans got some shocking news about the man they traded to get Andrew Miller. On Tuesday, the MLB announced that former Red Sox lefty reliever and current free agent Dustin Richardson is suspended for 50 games for violating the Minor League policy on Drug Prevention and Treatment program.

According to reports, Richardson, 28, tested positive for a whole list of things: amphetamine, Letrozole and metabolite, Methandienone metabolite, Methenelone and metabolite, and Trenbolone and metabolite. Wow, now that's a violation I've ever seen one. Only if he's signed by a major league team, Richardson will be able to serve his 50-game suspension immediately.

Richardson pitched in the Braves and Marlins farms systems last season and did not see action in a major league game last season.

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