Former second-round pick Adams suspended

Brewers prospect is one of six Minor Leaguers banned for drugs

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By Danny Wild / | July 17, 2009 2:04 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Cody Adams, Milwaukee's second-round pick in the 2008 Draft, was among six Minor Leaguers suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs on Friday.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six 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.

Five of the six pitchers are from the Dominican Summer League, which saw five players banned for performance-enhancing drug violations a day earlier. Friday's suspensions raise the total number of suspended Minor Leaguers to 36 for the 2009 season.

Adams received a 50-game ban after testing positive for an amphetamine. The Southern Illinois University product, selected No. 62 overall in the '08 Draft, was 3-6 with a 5.93 ERA in 16 appearances, including a dozen starts, for the Brewers' Class A Midwest League affiliate, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Pitchers Billis Andujar and Jose Encarnacion of the Detroit Tigers' Dominican Summer League club tested positive for stanozolol and were each suspended for 50 games. Blue Jays pitcher Jorge Serra also tested positive for stanozolol.

White Sox pitcher Carlos Rosario and Royals pitcher Aristedes Santos were suspended after testing positive for boldenone.

All suspensions are effective immediately.

Danny Wild is an editor for This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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