2019 Minor League drug suspensions

Players who violated MiLB Drug Prevention, Treatment Program

By MiLB.com Staff | January 25, 2019 4:51 PM

Players who violate the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program are subject to suspensions from the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. Players who test positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance or test positive twice for a drug of abuse can receive suspensions as well as players who refuse to take a drug test.

Suspensions are announced by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. Major League Baseball handed out 75 suspensions in 2018, 87 in 2017, 100 in 2016, 108 in 2015, 63 in 2014, 60 in 2013 and 105 in 2012.

Date Player Pos. Substance/violation Team Org. Games
Jan. 18 Nate Scantlin OF Drug of abuse Daytona CIN 50
Jan. 18 Carlos Caminero LHP Undisclosed violation DSL Braves ATL 25
Jan. 25 Junior Harding RHP Methylphenidate AZL Reds CIN 50
Jan. 25 Alex Schick RHP Amphetamine Cedar Rapids MIN 50
Jan. 25 Trey Whitley LHP Drug of abuse GCL Orioles BAL 50
Feb. 22 Bo Tucker LHP Drug of abuse Orem LAA 50
Feb. 22 Joshua Payne RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
March 1 Luis De Avila LHP Boldenone DSL Rockies 2 COL 72
March 1 Willie Rios LHP Drug of abuse Aberdeen BAL 50
March 22 Eric Filia OF Drug of abuse Arkansas SEA 100
March 22 Jon Perrin RHP Drug of abuse Omaha KC 50
March 22 Chase Shugart RHP Drug of abuse Greenville BOS 50
April 12 Moises Nunez C Undisclosed violation Connecticut DET 25
April 12 Richard Terrero LHP Undisclosed violation GCL Tigers DET 25
April 12 Jorge Baez RHP Undisclosed violation Free agent   25
April 26 Bryce Brown OF Drug of abuse Bowling Green TB 50
April 26 Norwith Gudino RHP Stanozolol Augusta SF 80
April 30 J.J. Matijevic 1B Drug of abuse Corpus Christi HOU 50
May 1 Logan Webb * RHP Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone Richmond SF 80
June 7 Vince Fernandez OF Amphetamine Hartford COL 50
* -- suspended under MLB program as member of 40-man roster

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