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Rockies News and Notes: Suspensions, Front Office Shake-Up, Millwood

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It's been quite busy up in Colorado lately, let's round up the latest Rockies news and notes:

  • Major League Baseball announced Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has been suspended 100 games for a second positive drug test. Alfonzo failed his first back in 2008 with the San Francisco Giants, and now joins outfielder Manny Ramirez as the only two major league players ever to draw 100-game suspension for a second PED violation.
  • Eliezer Alfonzo: "I am surprised by this positive test. I learned my lesson in 2008 and have not taken any prohibited substances since then ... With the union's help, I intend to fight this suspension." (Twitter Links).
  • A Rockies spokesman confirmed that Alfonzo hasn't been released, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

    More after the jump, including front office realignment, Kevin Millwood in 2012, and another minor league player suspended.

  • The Rockies front office saw some realignment. There's a bunch of twitter links by no other then Troy Renck of the Denver Post, so I compiled them into one link which you can view here.
  • Southpaw Kevin Millwood tells Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post he wants to pitch in 2012.
  • Rockies DSL (Dominican Summer League) right-handed pitcher Randol Rogers was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.