Twins Top Prospect Suspended 50 Games

Swarzak was currently with New Britain.

Twins top prospect Anthony Swarzak was suspended by Minor League Baseball on Friday, and will be forced to miss 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation Program.

Anthony Swarzak, one of the top prospects in the Minnesota Twins organization, was suspended on Friday for violating Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Swarzak, a Twins second draft drack pick in 2004, was rated as a top-5 prospect within the Twins organization this past off-season. He was currently pitching for the New Britain Rock Cats.

Swarzak shook off a rough start to the 2006 season to finish the year as one of the top pitchers in a very pitcher-heavy Florida State League. He was on the fast track to the Major Leagues, though this latest revelation could prove costly to the young right-hander. Armed with a blazing fastball, Swarzak had struck out nearly a batter per inning through his professional career.

Based on the rule, Swarzak will be suspended for 50 games, making him eligible to come back to the organization some time this summer.

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