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All-Time MLB, MiLB Drug Suspensions (2009) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 20 January 2013 21:31

2010 < 2009 > 2008

The following are players—both minor league and major league—that have been found to be in violation of either the Minor or Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for 2009

As of 2011, broken out by date; player; position; substance; MLB affiliated organization; whether the player was in the Dominican Summer League, Venezuelan Summer League, or playing for a North American minor league club, and; the number of games served in the suspension.

* See the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

(Complete MLB and MiLB through 1/14/13) - To report an error or omission in this research, please Contact Us):

2009

Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

# Date
Player Name
Substance
Club
Length
1
3/23/09
∑ Kelvin Pichardo
PEDs Giants
50 gms
2
5/7/09
ξ Manny Ramirez
PEDs
Dodgers
50 gms

∑ At the time of the suspension, Pichardo was a member of the Giants’ 40-man roster. At the time, he was with Triple-A Fresno. His suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 regular season.

ξ Ramirez becomes the highest profile player to be suspended during active play. League suspends Ramirez for hGC (human chorionic gonadotropin), a female fertility drug. He claimed that his positive test is a result of medication received from a doctor for a personal medical issue. Ramirez is found to have elevated testosterone levels when tested during Spring Training. The elevated levels of testosterone leads to an investigation by the league which then discovers that Ramirez has been using hGC, a substance known to be used by serial steroid users to kick-start the body's natural testosterone products after a steroid cycle. The suspension is, therefore, a "non-analytical positive"; a suspension based upon evidence, not a failed drug test. While hGC is a banned substance due to its coupled use with anibolic steroids, players can request a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for hGC, something Ramirez did not do.

Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

# Date
Player Name
Substance
Club
Length
1 1/16/09 ± Cristopher De La Rosa Stanozolol Red Sox 50 gms
2 1/16/09 § Junior Guerra Nandrolone Mets 50 gms
3 1/20/09 Jason Taylor Drug of Abuse Royals 50 gms
4 1/28/09
ΠKyle Suire
Stanozolol Mets 50 gms
5 2/03/09
ß * Pascual Arias
Stanozolol Marlins 50 gms
6 2/14/09 Δ Jarrod Dyson Amphetamine Royals 50 gms
7 3/17/09 ¥ Rob Flanigan Nandrolone Giants 50 gms
8 4/09/09 ≠ Deryk Hooker Drug of Abuse Cardinals
50 gms
9 4/17/09 € Joseph Billick
Stanozolol
Royals
50 gms
10 4/17/09 µ Juan Rivera Nandrolone
Royals 50 gms
11 4/24/09
ς Henry Sanchez
Drug of Abuse Twins
50 gms
12
4/30/09
§ Pedro Lambertus Boldenone
Brewers
50 gms
13 5/1/09 ≈ Kevin Clark Amphetamine Rockies 50 gms
14
5/15/09
∑ Agustin Murillo Clenbuterol
D-Backs
50 gms
15
5/15/09 ¿ Ken Maiques
Drug of Abuse
Cardinals
50 gms
16
6/03/09
Ω Justin Mallett
Drug of Abuse Free Agent
100 gms
17
6/11/09
¤ Pablo Ozuna Elevated Testosterone - Epitestosterone ratio Phillies
50 gms
18
6/16/09
æ Rafael Cruz
Stanozolol
Braves
50 gms
19
6/19/09 **Franklin Alcala Nandrolone
Rays
50 gms
20
6/19/09 **Carlos Orasma Nandrolone
Rays
50 gms
21
6/22/09
Φ Larry Cobb
Amphetamine Athletics
50 gms
22
6/23/09
** Jose Hernandez
Stanozolol
Mets
50gms
23
6/23/09 ** Dail Villanueva
Nandrolone Cardinals
50 gms
24
6/26/09
** Johan Romero
Stanozolol Mets
50 gms
25
6/29/09
@ Jeremy Jeffress
Drug of Abuse
Brewers
100 gms
26 7/16/09 * Alexis Juma Boldenone Athletics 50 gms
27 7/16/09 * Renedin Mesa Boldenone Angels 50 gms
28 7/16/09 * Alex Nolasco Boldenone Athletics 50 gms
29 7/16/09 * Joan Pascual Stanozolol Phillies 50 gms
30 7/16/09 * Jose Trinidad Stanozolol Philles 50 gms
31 7/17/09 þ Cody Adams Amphetamine Brewers 50 gms
32 7/17/09 * Billis Andujar Stanozolol Tigers 50 gms
33 7/17/09 * Jose Encarnacion Stanozolol Tigers 50 gms
34 7/17/09 * Carlos Rosario Boldenone White Sox 50 gms
35 7/17/09 * Aristedes Santos Boldenone Royals 50 gms
36 7/17/09 * Jorge Serra Stanozolol Blue Jays 50 gms
37 7/22/09 * Orlando Caraballo Boldenone Rangers 50 gms
38 7/22/09 * ∫ Miguel Munoz Boldenone Rangers 100 gms
39 7/24/09 * Alvaro Aristy Nandrolone Padres 50 gms
40 7/24/09 * Jose Batista Stanozolol D-Backs 50 gms
41 7/24/09 * Francis Moreta Stanozolol Yankees 50 gms
42 7/24/09 * Felix Ramirez Boldenone Astros 50 gms
43 7/24/09 * Ramon Reyes Boldenone Cubs 50 gms
44 7/24/09 * Derlin Soriano Stanozolol Mets 50 gms
45 7/29/09 ** Carlos Alvarado Nandrolone Tigers 50 gms
46 7/29/09 ** Frank Penalver Boldenone Tigers 50 gms
47 8/5/09 Æ Edgardo Baez Amphetamine Nationals 50 gms
48 8/5/09 Ç Ofilio Castro Amphetamine Nationals 50 gms
49 8/7/09 Ì Mitch Einertson Drug of Abuse Astros 50 gms
50 8/11/09 ¥ Stephen Englund Amphetamine Nationals 50 gms
51 8/13/09 * Ericdervid Martinez Stanozolol Cubs 50 gms
52 8/13/09 * Gregorio Robles Boldenone & Clomiphene Cubs 50 gms
53 8/17/09 * µ Noel De Leon Stanozolol Rays 50 gms
54 8/17/09 * Pedro De Los Santos Stanozolol Mets 50 gms
55 8/17/09 * Luis Hernandez Stanozolol Mets 50 gms
56 8/19/09 ≈ Daniel Christensen Drug of Abuse Mariners 50 gms
57 8/19/09 ∂ Gabriel Garcia Nandrolone Astros 50 gms
58 8/20/09 * Nestor de Leon Stanozolol Yankees 50 gms
59 8/20/09 * Ramon Rodriguez Boldenone Yankees 50 gms
90 8/21/09 Ç Santiago Valdez Stanozolol Mets 50 gms
61 8/27/09 Nicholas Francis Drug of Abuse Royals 50 gms
62 9/28/09 ¬ Jonady Nunez Stanozolol Free Agent 50 gms
63 9/2/09 * Jose Murillo Boldenone Twins 50 gms
64 9/2/09 * Francisco Nunez Boldenone Twins 50 gms
65 9/9/09 ΠDamian Arredondo Stanozolol Free Agent 50 gms
66 9/14/19 * Jose Dominguez Stanozolol Dodgers 50 gms
67 9/14/09 * Waldo Rosario Stanozolol Rays 50 gms
68 9/16/19 ç Freuny Parra Boldenone Orioles 50 gms
69 9/22/09 ≡ Brent Bowman Amphetamine Rockies 50 gms
70 9/22/09 § Shane Lowe Amphetamine Rockies 50 gms
71 10/2/09 ! Stephen King Ritalinic Acid Nationals 50 gms
72 10/2/09 * Wilson Contreras Nandrolone Cubs 50 gms
73 10/6/09 Alan Ahmady Amphetamine Cardinals 50 gms
74 11/6/09 *** Jose Marmolejo PED Reds 50 gms
75 11/19/09 ξ Ronald Bourquin Amphetamine Tigers 50 gms
76 12/4/09 Jefferson Segundo Stanozolol Cardinals 50 gms
77 12/4/09 Joel Tamares Boldenone Marlins 50 gms
78 12/4/09 Matt Tupman Drug of Abuse D-Backs 50 gms
79 12/4/09 Daniel Vasquez Stanozolol D-Backs 50 gms
80 12/9/08 * Robert Rodriguez Methandienone
and
elevated T/E
Mariners 50 gms
81 12/17/09 ς Travis “Gookie” Dawkins Drug of Abuse Marlins 50 gms
82 12/21/09 ✩Tyler Bighames Drug of Abuse Cardinals 50 gms

± De La Rosa, was a member of Boston’s Dominican Summer League team at the time of the suspension. His suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 regular season.

§ Guerra, was on the roster of Triple-A Buffalo of the International League at the time of the suspension. His suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 regular season.

ΠSuire tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension of Suire will be effective at the start of the 2009 season. Most recently, he played for Single-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League.

ß Arias tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He was most recently was a member of the Marlins’s Dominican Summer League team. His suspension will be effective at the start of the 2009 season.

Δ Dyson's suspension for amphetamines will be effective at the start of the 2009 season. Most recently Dyson played for Single-A Wilmington of the Carolina League.

¥ The suspension of Flanigan will be effective immediately contingent upon his return to a Major League organization. Most recently, Flanigan, who had been a designated hitter, played for the Arizona League (Rookie) Giants.

≠The suspension of Hooker was effective immediately. Most recently, Hooker pitched for Single-A Quad Cities of the Midwest League.

€ The suspension of Billick (a catcher) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Billick was a member of Class-A Wilmington.

µ The suspension of Rivera (a shortstop) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Billick was a member of Class-A Burlington.

ς The suspension of Sanchez (a first baseman) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Sanchez was with Single-A Beloit of the Midwest League.

§ The suspension of Lambertus (a pitcher) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Lambertus was with Single-A Wisconsin of the Midwest League.

≈ The suspension of Clark (an outfielder) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Clark was with Single-A Modesto of the California League.

∑ The suspension of Murillo (an infielder) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Murillo was with Triple-A Reno of the Pacific Coast League.

¿ The suspension of Maiques (a pitcher) was effective immediately. At the time of the suspension, Maiques was with Double-A Springfield of the Texas League.

Ω Mallett, a free agent pitcher, is suspended for 100 gms, a second second-time violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. His first violation was on 4/6/05 for PEDs while being part of the Pirates organization. That first suspension was for for 30 games. Mallett most recently had been a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization. The suspension of Mallett will be effective immediately contingent upon his return to a Major League organization. Mallett most recently played for Triple-A Louisville of the International League.

¤ Ozuna, an infielder, is suspended for 50-game after showing an elevated Testosterone/Epitestosterone ratio. The suspension was effective immediately. Ozuna was a member of Triple-A Lehigh Valley of the International League at the time of the suspension.

æ Cruz, a pitcher, was suspended immediately at the time of the suspension. At the time of the suspension, Cruz was with Triple-A Gwinnett of the International League.

Φ Cobb, an outfielder, was suspended immediately at the time of the suspension. At the time of the suspension, Cobbs was with Single-A Stockton of the California League.

Hernandez and Villanueva, both pitchers, were suspended immediately at the time of the suspension.

@ Jeffress was a member of Single-A Brevard County of the Florida State League at the time of the suspension, which was effective immediatly at the time it was announced. While not announced, it is believed that Jeffress was suspended for a third marijuana violation.

þ Adams, a pticher, was with Single-A Wisconsin of the Midwest League at the time of the suspension.

∫ Munoz received a 100-game suspension for a second violation. Munoz was suspended for 50 games on September 17, 2008 after testing positive for Mephentermine.

Æ Baez, an outfielder, was with Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League at the time of the suspension

Ç Baez, a shortstop, was with Double-A Harrisburg of the Eastern League at the time of the suspension

Ì Einertson, an outfielder, was suspended 50-games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse. Players are not suspended for a first-time violation for drugs of abuse with the minor league drug policy.

¥ Baez, a pitcher, was with the Nationals' Gulf Coast League (Rookie) club at the time of the suspension

µ Free agent pitcher Noel De Leon, formerly of the Tampa Bay Rays organization (Dominican Summer League), was suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. His suspension would be effective immediately upon signing with another Major League organization.

≈ Christensen, a pitcher, was a member of Double-A West Tennessee of the Eastern League at the time of the suspension after a second violation for testing positive for a drug of abuse. His suspension became effective two days earlier than the announcement of the suspension (Tues, 8/17)

∂ Garcia, a pitcher, was a member of Greenevillei of the Appalachian League (Rookie), at the time of the suspension. His suspension became effective two days earlier than the announcement of the suspension (Tues, 8/17)

Ç Valdez, a pitcher, was a member of the organization’s Gulf Coast League team at the time of the suspension. His suspension became effective immediately.

¬ At the time of the suspension, Nunez, a pitcher, had been a member of the Dodgers’ Dominican Summer League team. The suspension of Nunez will be effective immediately upon signing with another Major League organization.

ΠArredondo, a free agent player, would have his suspension begin as soon as he were to sign with a Major League organization. Dominican born, Arredondo had his contract with the New York Yankees suspended in July after MLB's Department of Investigations said a DNA test showed he misrepresented his name and age. Arredondo, who claimed to be 16 years old when he signed his $850,000 contract with the Yankees, can't sign with another Major League team for a year. His 50 game suspension announced on 9/9/09 would begin if he were to sign with a Major League club then.

ç The suspension of Parra, a catcher, will be effective at the start of next season. He is a member of the Orioles’s Gulf Coast League team.

≡ The suspension of Bowman, a first baseman, will be effective at the start of next season. He is a member of the Rockies' Single-A Tri-City of the Northwest League.

§ The suspension of Lowe, an outfielder, will be effective at the start of next season. He is a member of the Rockies' Single-A Tri-City of the Northwest League.

! The suspension of King, an infielder, will be effective at the start of next season. He is a member of the Single-A Potomac of the Carolina League.

ΠThe suspension of Ahmady, a third baseman, will be effective at the start of next season. He is a member of the Single-A Batavia club of the New York-Penn League.

*** The suspension of Marmolejo, a pitcher, and a member of the Reds' Dominican Summer League team, served a club-imposed 10-game suspension as the case was being reviewed at the end of the 2009 season. Thus, Marmolejo will serve the 40 remaining games at the start of the 2010 season.

ξ The suspension of Bourquin, a third baseman, will be effective at the start of next season. At the time of his suspension he was on the roster of Double-A Erie of the Eastern League.

ς The suspension of Dawkins will be effective at the start of the 2010 season. At the time of the suspension he was on the roster of Triple-A New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League.

✩ The suspension of Bighames, a shortstop, will be effective at the start of the 2010 season. It was his second drug of abuse positive, thus triggering the suspension. At the time of the suspension he was on the roster of the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League (Rookie) team.

* Dominican Summer League player

** Venezuelan Summer League

2010 < 2009 > 2008

 
 
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