Chicago Cubs: A long fall from the top for heralded prospect

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Entering the season, Oscar De La Cruz ranked as the Chicago Cubs number three overall prospect. Now, his outlook seems drastically changed after a suspension.

As most fans of any Major League franchise are aware, the worst thing to read about your team is a player’s drug-related suspension. Unfortunately for the Chicago Cubs and their fans, it has become a reality.

Oscar De La Cruz has been a name for Cubs fans, and baseball fans alike, to keep an eye on as he makes his push toward the Show.

Sadly enough, it will have to wait as De La Cruz tested positive this past week for a masking agent, known as furosemide. It is, if people remember, the same masking agent which Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano used, leading to the same length suspension.