'Jackets' Davis, Mets' Morel suspended

Giants prospect to miss 50 games following second violation

Estarlin Morel has pitched in 24 games at two levels this season. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Danny Wild / MiLB.com | July 12, 2013 6:07 PM ET

Giants Minor League right-hander Paul Davis and Savannah righty Estarlin Morel were suspended Friday for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Davis, who has not pitched this season, received a 50-game suspension without pay after his second violation for a drug of abuse. The suspension is effective immediately.

Morel, in his fifth season in the Mets system, received a 25-game ban for an undisclosed violation. He'll also begin serving the ban immediately.

Davis was selected by the Giants in the 17th round of the 2011 Draft out of Florida Atlantic University after failing to signed with the Red Sox following the 2010 Draft. He appeared in 30 games last season for Class A Augusta, going 6-8 with a 3.69 ERA over 114 2/3 innings.

Morel signed with the Mets as a free agent in 2009 and has pitched in 24 games this season for Class A Savannah and Class A Advanced St. Lucie. He's 4-3 with a 3.76 ERA over 40 2/3 innings.

The Office of the Commissioner has suspended 28 players this year for violations of the Minor League drug program.

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

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