Nate Scantlin has been suspended for 100 games for testing positive for the third time for a drug of abuse. The Cincinnati Reds 15th round draft pick in 2017 was having a good season in 2019 in the Pioneer League. He hit .311/.382/.508 with the Billings Mustangs in 16 games before moving up to Dayton where he only had 14 at-bats. With the Dragons he went 2-16.
This is the second suspension for Nate Scantlin. He began the year on the suspended list after testing positive for a drug of abuse in January. A drug of abuse could be any schedule I or schedule II drug, which would include marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin, ecstasy, PCP or “others” according to minor league baseball.
This is the third Reds minor league suspension of the 2019 year for a failed drug test. Scantlin was the first back in January. Junior Harding was also suspended for 50 games a week later for a PED test failure.