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.

MINOR LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS IN 2019
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
June 28 Matt Solter RHP Clomiphene Lynchburg CLE 80
June 28 Engel Estevez RHP Undisclosed violation GCL Phillies W PHI 25
June 28 Robinson Martinez RHP Undisclosed violation GCL Phillies W PHI 25
June 28 Carlos Oropeza RHP Undisclosed violation GCL Phillies W PHI 25
June 28 Christian Aragon LHP Methasterone Free agent   80
July 19 Jesus Medina RHP Stanozolol DSL Twins  MIN 72
July 19 Teofilo Mendez SS Stanozolol DSL D-backs 2  ARI 72
July 19 Wandy Moya RHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
July 26 Perry DellaValle RHP Drug of abuse Palm Beach STL 50
July 26 Ricardo Frias LHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
Aug. 7 Steven Fuentes RHP Heptaminol Harrisburg WAS 50
Aug. 7 Pavin Parks SS Trenbolone GCL Tigers DET 52
Aug. 7 Reynaldo Rivera 1B Trenbolone West Michigan DET 80
Aug. 7 Nate Scantlin OF Drug of abuse Billings CIN 100
Aug. 16 Ian Krol LHP Drug of abuse Rochester MIN 50
Aug. 16 Luis Diaz RHP Stanozolol DSL Braves ATL 72
Aug. 16 Marcos Encarnacion RHP Stanozolol DSL Cubs 2 CHC 72
Aug. 16 Eliezer Mejia LHP Stanozolol DSL Mariners SEA 72
Aug. 23 Francisco Benitez RHP Stanozolol DSL White Sox CWS 72
Aug. 23 Jarvis Martinez OF Boldenone DSL Royals 2 KC 72
Sept. 20 Elias Batista RHP Stanozolol DSL Padres SD 72
Sept. 20 Jan Carlos Osorio C Stanozolol DSL Mets1 NYM 72
Sept. 20 Jose Camacaro C Boldenone DSL Braves ATL 72
Sept. 20 Luis Quinones RHP Nandrolone Lansing TOR 80
Nov. 8 Jackxarel Lebron RHP Boldenone GCL Blue Jays TOR 52
Nov. 8 Amaury Pereyra RHP Stanozolol DSL Mets 2 NYM 72
Nov. 8 Israel Lantigua RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
Dec. 20 Daniel De Leon RHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
Dec, 20 Andy Maldonado RHP Stanozolol DSL Pirates PIT 72
Dec. 20 Elih Marrero C Amphetamine Salem BOS 50
Dec. 20 Cole Watts LHP Amphetamine Free agent   50
* -- suspended under MLB program as member of 40-man roster

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