Home Minor League News Two Washington Nationals Prospects, 2 others, Suspended For Being in Violation of Drug Policy

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 547 guests online

Atom RSS

Two Washington Nationals Prospects, 2 others, Suspended For Being in Violation of Drug Policy PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 15 July 2010 17:29

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Washington Nationals Minor League outfielder J.R. Higley and shortstop Steven Souza have each received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Methylphenidate and Ritalinic Acid, performanceenhancing substances in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspensions of Higley and Souza, who are currently on the roster of the club’s Single-A Hagerstown Suns, are effective immediately.

Free agent outfielder Joshua Flores has been suspended 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Free agent shortstop Manuel Marquez has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspensions of Flores and Marquez are effective upon their signing with a Major League organization.

This year, including the off-season, there have been 43 minor league players suspended a total of 2,250 games for being in violation of the minor league drug policy.

See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey, as well as a contributor to Forbes SportsMoney blog. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Follow Maury Brown on Twitter Twitter

Follow The Biz of Baseball on Twitter Twitter

FacebookFollow the Business of Sports Network on Facebook

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?