The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Washington Nationals Minor League players, outfielder Edgardo Baez and shortstop Ofilio Castro, have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for an amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspensions of Baez and Castro, both of whom are with Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League, are effective immediately.
With the two suspensions Thursday, a total of 46 players have been suspended under the Minor League Drug and Treatment Program.
Over the same period last season, a total of 21 players had been suspended under the minor league drug policy
(See the All-Time MLB and Minor League Drug Suspensions)
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