The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League outfielder Andrew Lambo has received a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
In 19 games and 76 ABs, Lambo was hitting .342 with 13 RBIs, 2 HRs, and a .956 OPS.
The Dodgers released a statement shortly after the announcement of Lambo's suspension saying, âThe Dodgers are disappointed to learn of this news and we fully support Major League Baseballâs drug policy and its penalties. The organization does not condone the use of any substance not sanctioned by MLBâs medical staff.â
The suspension of Lambo, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League, is effective immediately.
To date, there have been 20 minor league drug suspenions, including off-season testing for a total of 1050 games.
See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball
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