8:30pm: Via Keith Law: Oklahoma RHP Jonathan Gray has tested positive for a banned stimulant in a pre-draft screening. Specifically, he tested positive for Adderall. He won’t be suspended or anything, but he will be subject to additional follow-up screenings once he turns pro.
Gray, 21, is a candidate to go first overall when the draft begins Thursday night. The Yankees drafted him in the tenth round of the 2011 draft and offered him $500k to turn pro, but he declined. I’ve heard through the grapevine the two sides agreed to a deal before Gray decided to return to school. Either way, a college kid taking Adderall is no big deal and I doubt he drops in the draft, at least not far enough to the Yankees. I wouldn’t call it the wisest move on his part, but it’s not the end of the world.