MIAMI (AP) -Florida Marlins pitching prospect Jeff Allison has returned to the restricted list, a setback in his bid to come back from drug problems.
Allison had been working out at the team's spring training and Single-A complex in Jupiter, Fla.
``The organization has now become aware of pending legal issues involving Jeff,'' the Marlins said in a statement Friday. ``He has been placed back on the restricted list, and he will remain inactive until all legal issues have been resolved.''
Allison, a right-hander from Peabody, Mass., was arrested in October in North Carolina and charged with felony possession of heroin and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was hospitalized last summer in Massachusetts after a friend found him unconscious on a bathroom floor, surrounded by what police said was heroin paraphernalia.
Allison was the 16th player selected in the 2003 draft. He has pitched only one season since 2004 and has acknowledged drug addiction.

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