Demeritte has hit four home runs in his first two games for High-A High Desert. He's 6-for-9 and also has a double. Demeritte hit two home runs in each of his first two games of the season. After an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance last season, a fast start to the season will help turn the page.
Rangers prospect Travis Demeritte was suspended 80 games Thursday for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Demeritte was a first-round pick in 2013 (30th overall). The 20-year-old infielder has a career .233/.339/.440/.779 slash line in 205 minor-league games. He hit 25 home runs at Class A in 2014.
Shortstop Travis Demeritte , the 30th overall pick by the Rangers in the recent draft, hit a home run in his first professional at-bat Thursday, for the Rookie League Rangers.
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