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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 11:42

PEDs in BaseballThe 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 organization’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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