The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two players have been suspended following violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Florida Marlins Minor League first baseman Adam Kam has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substances Boldenone and Boldione. The suspension of Kam, who is currently on the roster of the Gulf Coast League (Rookie) Marlins, will be effective at the start of next season.
Free agent player Duanel Jones has received a 50-game suspension for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 16-year-old was a key prospect for the Giants. The Giants recently voided his $1.3 million contract when he was given a drug test as part of his physical for the signing. MLB did not specify what drug Jones was suspended for. He is now available to sign with any Major League organization, but when he does, will have to serve the 50 game suspension.
The suspensions of Kam and Jones mark the first two drug suspensions of 2010.
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