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Kameron Loe suspended for "drug of abuse"

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Kameron Loe has been suspended 50 games for a "drug of abuse"

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Pitcher Kameron Loe has been suspended for 50 games for a second positive test for a "drug of abuse."

Loe, a free agent, was a 20th round draft pick of the Texas Rangers in 2002.  He pitched in the majors for the Rangers from 2004-08, pitched in Japan in 2009, then had three seasons in Milwaukee.  He split the 2013 season between multiple teams in the majors while also pitching some for the Braves' AAA affiliate, and spent all of 2014 in the minors, pitching in the systems of the Braves, the Royals, and the Diamondbacks.

Loe was something of a fan favorite while with the Rangers, in part because he had a 7 foot boa constrictor named Angel as a pet.  I'd wager there's a lot of overlap in the Venn Diagram of "people who use drugs of abuse" and "people who own snakes as pets."

I had the opportunity to meet Kam Loe at one of the Newberg events, and he was a very nice, friendly guy.  I've always pulled for him, and I'm disappointed to hear about his suspension.  Hopefully, he'll make his way back.