Elijah Dukes in trouble

Tampa Bay Devil Rays prospect Elijah Dukes, who played for Triple-A Durham last season, was arrested this week and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop.

A pretty easy bust, actually. The 22-year-old was pulled over in his 2006 Dodge Charger because of a loud music violation. An officer then soon smelled marijuana.

It’s not the first problem Dukes has had, and may not be the last. He was suspended for 15 games at Durham last year for disciplinary reasons. He was suspended for five games by the International League after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes.

But the Devil Rays keep him around. Maybe because he makes Delwyn Young look tame.

Update: At least Michael Vick knows to hide the pot in a water bottle.