White Sox prospect suspended 50 games


Apr 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Chicago White Sox helmet before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox prospect Adam Heisler was suspended 50 games on Wednesday as announced in an MLB Press Release.

Heisler is said to have tested positive for an Amphetamine, as the suspension is without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Adam Heisler (Courtesy of Winston-Salem Dash web site).

The press release states:

"“The suspension of Heisler, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash of the Carolina League, is effective immediately.”"

Heisler is a 5-10, 165-pound outfielder for the Dash. This season he’s played in 33 games with a .283 average, including 32 hits in 113 at-bats.

In those 32 hits, he has two home runs, three triples and five doubles. His on-base percentage is .346.

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He played college baseball at South Alabama. The White Sox drafted Heisler in the 35th round of the ’06 draft, but didn’t sign. He was also drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in ’09, but never signed there as well.

Heisler eventually signed with the White Sox in ’11 as a free agent following shoulder surgery per his biography on the Winston-Salem web site. He also played in the Independent League, before signing with the White Sox.