The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Thursday that Milwaukee Brewers Minor League pitcher Pedro Lambertus has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Lambertus is effective immediately. Lambertus is currently a member of Single-A Wisconsin of the Midwest League.
As of May 1, there have now been 11 minor league suspensions, nearly double the number at this time last year when there were 6. In total, the 11 players account for 605 games being served under suspension at this moment in the minors. Below is a list of all 11. To see complete details on each of these players, plus details on every drug suspension ever doled out at the major, and minor league level, see The Biz of Baseball's Drug Violations page
|# ||Date¬† ||Player Name |
|Substance ||Club || |
|1 ||1/16/09 ||Cristopher De La Rosa ||Stanozolol ||Red Sox ||50 gms |
|2 ||1/16/09 ||Junior Guerra ||Nandrolone ||Mets ||50 gms |
|3 ||1/28/09 || |
|Stanozolol ||Mets ||50 gms |
|4 ||2/3/09 || |
|Stanozolol ||Marlins ||50 gms |
|5||¬†2/14/09||Jarrod Dyson||¬†Amphetamine||¬†Royals||50 gms|
|¬†6||¬†3/17/09||Rob Flanigan||¬†Nandrolone||¬†Giants||50 gms|
|7||¬†4/09/09||Deryk Hooker||Drug of Abuse||Cardinals||50 gms|
|8||4/17/09||Joseph Billick||Stanozolol||Royals||50 gms|
|9||4/17/09||Juan Rivera||Nandrolone||Royals||50 gms|
|10||4/24/09||Henry Sanchez||Drug of Abuse||Twins||50 gms|
|11 ||4/30/09||Pedro Lambertus||Boldenone||Brewers||50 gms|
Source: Major League Baseball
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