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Written by Maury Brown   
Monday, 19 July 2010 19:10

PEDs in BaseballThe Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have received suspensions for their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Jonathan Weber, a retired player, has been suspended for 100 games following his third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Weber will be effective immediately upon his return to Major League Baseball.

Guido Gomez, a free agent pitcher, has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Gomez will be effective upon signing with a Major League organization.

Wilmer Colmenarez, a Minor League pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Colmenarez, a member of the organization’s Dominican Summer League team, is effective immediately.

This year, including the off-season, there have been 46 minor league players suspended a total of 2,450 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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