The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that five Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:
- New York Yankees Minor League pitchers Daury Aquino and Alexander de los Santos each tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
- Tampa Bay Rays Minor League catcher Jhancarlos Infante tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
- Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League pitcher Joel Matos tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
- Kansas City Royals Minor League pitcher Freddy Rodriguez tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
The suspensions of the five players, all of whom are on the rosters of their organizationâ€™s Dominican Summer League team, are effective immediately.
This year, including the off-season, there have been 39 minor league players suspended a total of 2,050 games for being in violation of the minor league drug policy.
See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball
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