From the AP, yesterday :
Troubled Florida Marlins pitching prospect Jeff Allison, who returned to the mound last season following a near-fatal drug overdose, has been suspended for violating club policy.
The team disclosed the suspension in a one-sentence statement Thursday but declined further comment.
A heroin overdose, a failed drug test for marijuana and an addiction to the powerful painkiller OxyContin led Allison to miss the 2004 season. He spent time in rehab, then returned to make 17 starts last season for Class A Greensboro, where he went 5-4 with a 4.18 ERA.
Allison, 21, was slated to begin this season at Class A Jupiter in the Florida State League.
Not to make light of Allison’s troubles, but perhaps he could take Al Leiter’s roster spot on Team USA?