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Two Nationals Minor Leaguers Suspended for Amphetamines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 06 August 2009 21:41

PEDs in BaseballThe 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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