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Justin Lawrence is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). In the offseason following the 2018 campaign, Lawrence took part in the AFL. Additionally, the Rockies promoted him to their 40-man roster at the end of 2018.

With the Hartford Yard Goats and Albuquerque Isotopes, Lawrence went 1–5 with an 8.76 ERA in 37 relief innings this year. He struck out 32 times.

Justin Lawrence
Justin Lawrence

For failing a drug test for the performance-enhancing chemical dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Lawrence was suspended without pay for 80 games beginning on January 17, 2020.

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Minor League Baseball season was canceled in 2020, and he was unable to participate in any games. Lawrence was promoted to the majors for the first time on April 29, 2021.

He pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his MLB debut that day. Eduardo Escobar, an Arizona Diamondbacks infielder, was Eduardo Escobar’s first major league strikeout. In 19 games, he had an ERA of 8.64 and walked 19 times in 16+2/3 innings of work.

What Happened To Justin Lawrence?

When Lawrence tested positive for a banned performance enhancement in 2020, he was punished for 80 games.

Under-18 baseball team was his coaching gig at the time. Lawrence enjoyed his experience as a coach and is open to the possibility of pursuing a coaching career in the future.

When the Arizona Diamondbacks came to town in April of 2021, Lawrence was ready to make his major league debut. Eduardo Escobar, a former All-Star, was the target of his first career strikeout.