If you don’t remember Steve Evarts, he was a lefty the Yankees signed this past offseason who had originally been with the Braves organization before he was arrested four times and dropped-out of professional baseball.
He isn’t just getting in trouble away from the baseball field anymore as he tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and will face a 50-game suspension, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
This is no big loss for the Yankees. Despite the fact that he is a lefty, he is 23-years-old and only at the Low-A level and he wasn’t doing very good on top of that. In seven games this year he had a 5.65 ERA and a 5.2 BB/9 over 36.2 innings. That was a far cry from the numbers he had three years ago when he was last in professional baseball. This really was this guy’s last chance and he blew it.