On the heels of an active week for drug-related suspensions, the commissioner's office today announced that Angels minor league righty reliever Danny Reynolds must sit out 50 games this season before he can begin play. The 20-year-old recently failed his second test for a drug of abuse.
A sixth-round pick in ’09 from Las Vegas' Durango High, Reynolds spent each of the past two seasons in the Rookie-level Orem bullpen. He finished third in the Pioneer League with nine saves last season while notching a 4.60 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 29 1/3 innings.
The strong-bodied, 6-foot Reynolds struck out 24 and walked five last season, showing one of the better fastballs in the PL. He sat at 93-95 mph and touched 98 according to league managers, backing it up with a power slider.