Minor League Wrap: Monasterio and Ademan homer in Pelicans win.

A win by Myrtle Beach puts them in the playoff hunt. A win by South Bend gets them back to .500.

Cubs right-handed reliever David Garner was suspended 100 games for testing positive for a “drug of abuse” for the third time. This is truly disappointing because Garner was suspended 50 games for failing a drug test a second time in Spring Training and he was close to finishing that suspension. Now, he’ll miss the whole season.

It should be stressed that Garner has not tested positive for a PED, but rather for a “street drug” like marijuana or cocaine, although MLB never reveals the actual substance tested positive for in such cases.

Garner had an impressive season in Double-A Tennessee last season, earning him a late-season promotion to Triple-A Iowa and a non-roster invitation to Spring Training. Between Tennessee and Iowa, Garner was 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA and three saves.

Here’s hoping that Garner gets the help he needs.

Congratulations to Pelicans catcher Jhonny Pereda and South Bend pitcher Cory Abbott who were the Cubs choices for the Minor League Players and Pitcher of the Month for May. Your choices were David Bote and Matt Swarmer, …Read the Rest

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