Sox coach Mark Parent's son suspended for PEDs

Sox coach Mark Parent's son suspended for PEDs
August 29, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Nick Parent, the son of White Sox bench coach Mark Parent, was suspended 50 games on Thursday for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Parent, a 36th-round pick of the White Sox in June's MLB Draft, tested positive for metabolites of the anabolic steroid Stanozolol. It's the same steroid Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for in 2005, shortly after recording his 3,000th career hit.

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With rookie-level Bristol, Parent, a catcher, was 8/70 (.114 batting average) with 10 walks, 33 strikeouts and no extra-base hits. The 23-year-old attended college at Cal State Monterey Bay.