Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baseball America: Bourquin Busted

2006 Big Ten Player of the Year suspended 50 games

Matt Eddy- This offseason will be longer than most for Double-A corner infielder Ron Bourquin. He won’t be able to suit up for a Tigers affiliate until early next June after he drew a 50-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, MLB announced today.

Bourquin, a second-round draft pick in 2006 out of Ohio State, ranked as the team’s No. 20 prospect in 2007, but has not been in the Top 30 since then.

He spent most of this season with low Class A West Michigan before being promoted to Double-A Erie, where he finished the year. Over 424 at-bats, the 24-year-old hit .267/.361/.408 with 30 doubles and eight home runs.

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