Former Giants minor leaguer Justin Dowdy suspended for 50 games…all because he doesn’t live with his mom
Not many 28-year-old men still live with their parents. Former Giants minor league pitcher Justin Dowdy probably wishes he did, though.
Dowdy just found out that he was suspended by Major League Baseball because he “refused to take a drug test.”
Only, he didn’t refuse. He just wasn’t at his mom’s house when the drug tester showed up to get a sample.
“They never came to the address that I listed for my off-season living,” Dowdy told Deadspin yesterday. “They went to my mom’s house. I’m 28 years old. I don’t live with my mom! They messed this up in so many ways.”
Dowdy, who recently signed a one-year contract with the Grand Prairie AirHogs of the independent American Association League, has every reason to be irked.
The career minor leaguer, who went 6-6 with a 3.92 ERA in a combined 48 games for the Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA) and Fresno Grizzlies (AAA) last year, surely won’t get another chance from a major league team with this issue looming over his head.
Then again, after 11 seasons in the minors, did he really have a shot at the pros anyway?