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Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 17 May 2008 09:12
MiLBThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday that free agent Minor League player Aaron Jackson has received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Jackson will be effective immediately upon his signing with a new Club.

In 2007, Jackson pitched in the Washington Nationals organization for Single-A Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League.

Since mandatory drug testing was instituted, a total of 178 suspensions have been doled out across baseball for a total of 5,525 games. 

The following is a summary of drug violations, based upon The Biz of Baseball's detailed Drug Violations page:

2008

1 minor leaguers

* 1  - PEDs

 * Eliezer Alfonzo was part of the Giants 40-man roster, but at the time of the suspension was playing at Triple-A Fresno

6 minor leaguers

3  - PEDs

1  - Failure to Test

1  - Human Growth Hormone

1 - Drug of Abuse 

2007

8 major leaguers

5 - PEDs

3 - Stimulants (Neifi Perez twice)

29 minor leaguers

17 - PEDs

2 - Failure to Test

8 - Drug of Abuse

2 - Unknown (not identifed by MLB in release)

2006

3 major leaguers

3 - PEDs

24 minor leaguers

21 PEDs

3 - Drug of Abuse

6 Venezuelan Summer League

6 - PEDs

2005

12 major leaguers

12 - PEDs

90 minor leaguers

90 - PEDs

Source: Major League Baseball. Business of Sports Network research 


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.

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