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Former Wizards, David Pauley Suspend 50 Games

Former Fort Wayne Wizards pitcher, David Pauley has been suspended 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program. It is his second such violation and is not a matter of steroids or PEDs.

Pauley pitched 58 games for the Mariners in 2010 and ’11 before being included in the trade with Detroit on July 30, 2011 that sent Doug Fister to the Tigers for a package that included Casper Wells and Charlie Furbush. He had pitched so well for the Mariners in the first half of the 2011 season that he was briefly considered a longshot All-Star candidate.

But Pauley struggled with the Tigers, compiling a 6.41 ERA in 14 games after the trade, and was released during spring training of this year. The Angels signed him on March 23, and brought him to the majors on May 7, but he was designated for assignment on June 18 and claimed by the Blue Jays. Pauley was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on July 2 and became a free agent. The Mariners signed him on July 12 and assigned him to Tacoma.

In 20 games with the Rainiers, which incuded seven starts (and one complete game), Pauley was 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA. He last pitched on Tuesday, a scoreless inning against Reno. [Seattle Times]

In 2001, the San Diego Padres drafted David Pauley out of high school in the eighth round. In 2003 with the Wizards, he posted a 7-7 record with a 3.29 earned run average to go along with 117 strikeouts and 38 bases on balls over 117.2 innings pitched. He started in 21 of his 22 games and did earn one save as a Wizard.

Pauley to M’s, Padres Invite Several Former Wizards/TinCaps

Random notes and signings involving Fort Wayne players and other local ties:

Former Wizard, David Pauley has signed a minor league deal with the Mariners. The 26-year-old spent 2009 in the Orioles system, posting a 4.37 ERA in 152.1 Triple-A innings. (h/t MLBTradeRumors)

The Padres have invited a slew of former WizCaps to spring training, including; Simon Castro, Ernesto Freiri, Mat Latos, Jackson Quezada, Wynn Pelzer, Wade LeBlanc, Steve Garrison, Cory Luebke, Mitch Canham, James Darnell, Lance Zawadzki, Matt Antonelli, Kyle Blanks, Luis Durango, Chad Huffman, and Will Venable. I don’t think this is an all inclusive list. You’ll also note that Michael Ekstrom and Greg Burke are on the list. Neither are with San Diego any longer. Ekstrom was snatched by the Rays off waivers and Burke has been placed on unconditional waivers and will likely be claimed or become a free agent.