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Marshall baseball: Report: Top draft prospect Blair tests positive for Adderall

Marshall University baseball ace Aaron Blair, one of the top pitching prospects in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, tested positive for the banned stimulant Adderall during a pre-draft screening, according to a report from Baseball America. The publication stated the information came from an MLB memorandum it obtained.

Blair, an all-Conference USA first team selection this year, was one of two top prospects to test positive for the drug, Baseball America said. Oklahoma pitcher Jonathan Gray, the publication's top rated prospect, also reportedly tested positive. Blair is Baseball America's No. 41 prospect.

The positive test shouldn't affect either player's draft prospects. Baseball America said a source close to Blair, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it came from a "one-time indiscretion" and no team had expressed concerns about it. Prospects are not under contract and not subject to official MLB punishment.

Gray and Blair declined comment to Baseball America on the report. Blair had not yet responded to a Daily Mail request for comment late Monday night. 

Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is considered a banned substance by Major League Baseball, but players can receive exemptions for medical purposes. A Chicago Tribune story said more than 110 MLB players were granted those exemptions last season.
-- Contact sportswriter Derek Redd at or 304-348-1712. His blog is at Follow him on Twitter @derekredd.


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