As part of the MLB’s efforts to crack down on opioid use in and around its league … it has agreed to stop testing minor leaguers for weed, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports.
Of course, the MLB already didn’t test its big leaguers for marijuana … but the rule change for everyone else is a big deal for the sport.
Previously, minor league players faced a 25-game suspension for a first positive weed test, a 50-game suspension for a second test, a 100-game suspension for a third and a ban for LIFE for a fourth.
Ex-Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress is among the list of several current MLB players who have previously been popped for using weed in the minors.
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