From the Enquirer

Jeff Bruksch, a pitcher for the Reds’ Double-A team in Chattanooga, was one of five players suspended for 15 days for violation of Major League Baseball’s minor-league drug policy.

He is the first Reds player suspended.

“We fully support the commissioner’s drug program and the subsequent penalty,” O’Brien said. “We do not condone illegal drug use of any kind. Period. Underlined. Exclamation point.”

Bruksch, a 25-year-old right- hander, was obtained, along with Aaron Harang and Joe Valentine, for Jose Guillen from Oakland in July 2003. He’s 3-3 with a 3.12 ERA at Chattanooga.

Will the Reds punish him beyond the MLB sanction?

“I would say there’s a good chance of that,” O’Brien said.

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I've been a Reds fan since the late '60's, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in '84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in '90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.

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