Hurley as a Buckeye in 2010 courtesy the o-zone.net
Former Ohio State outfielder (2006-10) Zach Hurley has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension which is effective immediately, ends the professional debut season of the former Buckeye captain, a 29th round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics who was playing for the Vancouver Canadians.
Hurley gave myself, Chris Webb, a call this evening to respond to the suspension and to present the facts of what caused the failed drug test.
There will be more on this in the coming days, including the full audio with Hurley but here is the the MLB press release, and listen here as Hurley in his own words provides his first public response of the situation.