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Five Minor Leaguers suspended for steroids07/16/2009 6:16 PM ET
Major League Baseball
NEW YORK -- 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.
All five players are currently in the Dominican Summer League, a Rookie-level circuit.
Oakland pitchers Alexis Juma and Alex Nolasco were suspended after testing positive for boldenone.
Angels pitcher Renedin Mesa also tested positive for boldenone.
Phillies farmhands Joan Pascual, a pitcher, and Jose Trinidad, an outfielder, each tested positive for stanozolol.
All suspensions are effective immediately.
Major League Baseball has suspended 30 Minor League players for performance-enhancing substance violations this season.