Stockton's Cobb suspended
Rays Minor Leaguers suspended
Dail Villanueva's stats
Jose Hernandez's stats & bio
MLB's drug policy
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League pitchers, the Mets' Jose Hernandez and the Cardinals' Dail Villanueva, have each received a 50-game suspension after both tested positive for performance-enhancing substances in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Hernandez, 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five games for the Mets' Venezuelan Summer League affiliate, tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He's in his third season with the organization.
Villanueva, a 19-year-old left-hander, tested positive for Nandrolone. He was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA for the Cardinals' VSL club.
The suspensions of both Hernandez and Villanueva are effective immediately.
Five Minor Leaguers have been suspended for performance-enhancing substances in the last five days -- Stockton's Alex Cobb, an Oakland prospect, was suspended yesterday for amphetamine use, while a pair of Rays VSL farmhands were suspended on June 19.