Minor League drug suspensions in 2015

Players who violated MiLB Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

By MiLB.com | December 23, 2015 6:11 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 60 suspensions to Minor Leaguers in 2014 after issuing 60 in 2013 and 105 in 2012.

MINOR LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS IN 2015
DATE PLAYER POS VIOLATION TEAM ORG GAMES
Jan. 13 Henry Garcia LHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 15 Kameron Loe RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 15 Terrell Joyce OF Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 16 Brandon Welch RHP Drug of abuse Brooklyn NYM 50
Jan. 21 Carlos Artiles RHP Nandrolone Free agent   72
Jan. 21 Felix Bautista RHP Nandrolone Free agent   72
Jan. 21 Kyle Bacak C Amphetamine Free agent   50
Jan. 21 Andrew Walter RHP Drug of abuse Lancaster HOU 50
Jan. 21 Travis Remillard RHP Amphetamine AZL Padres SD 50
Jan. 22 Hudson Boyd RHP Drug of abuse Cedar Rapids MIN 50
Jan. 22 Chris Capper RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 22 Duke von Schamann RHP Drug of abuse Akron CLE 50
Jan. 22 Chris Grayson OF Amphetamine High Desert TEX 50
Jan. 27 Chad James LHP Amphetamine Free agent   50
Jan. 27 Kyle Simon RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 27 Kramer Champlin RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 27 Theo Alexander OF Drug of Abuse Ogden LAD 50
Jan. 27 Robert Carson LHP Drug of abuse Okla. City LAD 50
Jan. 28 Ray Hanson RHP Furosemide Free agent   80
Jan. 28 Tyler Palmer SS Amphetamine GCL Yankees NYY 50
Jan. 28 Felipe Perez RHP Drug of Abuse Hillsboro ARI 50
Jan. 28 Kevin Ross 1B Drug of Abuse West Virginia PIT 50
Jan. 30 Tyler Alexander RHP Drug of Abuse AZL Brewers MIL 50
Jan. 30 Austin Anderson 3B Amphetamine Delmarva BAL 50
Jan. 30 Dylan Brooks RHP Drug of Abuse Augusta SF 50
Jan. 30 Tyler Gonzales RHP Refused drug test Free agent   100
Feb. 2 Wilson Betemit 1B Amphetamine Free agent   50
Feb. 2 Ethan Miller RHP Amphetamine Salem-Keizer SF 50
Feb. 2 Ricardo Cubillan SS Nandrolone Lowell BOS 76
Feb. 2 Tanner Norton 1B Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Feb. 6 Geno Escalante C Drug of abuse San Jose SF 50
Feb. 10 Tim Peterson RHP Trenbolone St. Lucie NYM 80
Feb. 13 Joe Gardner RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Feb. 13 Brian Ruiz OF Methandienone,
Oxandrolone
Lake County CLE 80
Feb. 13 Spencer Edwards OF Dehydrochloro-
methyltestosterone,
Methasterone,
Tamoxifen
Bowling Green TB 80
Feb. 18 Tyler Sturdevant RHP Amphetamine Columbus CLE 50
Feb. 20 Richie Tate RHP Drug of abuse Rome ATL 50
Feb. 20 Koby Gauna RHP Drug of abuse Vermont OAK 50
Feb. 23 Matt Railey OF Amphetamine Missoula ARI 50
March 9 Roman Madrid RHP Amphetamine Free agent   50
March 11 Brayan Alcantara RHP Stanozolol DSL Yankees NYY 72
March 19 Moises Cedeno RHP Clenbuterol DSL Yankees NYY 72
March 23 Dusty Brown C Drug of abuse Free agent   50
March 31 Jose Mijares LHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
April 9 Chuckie Jones OF Drug of abuse San Jose SF 50
April 15 Wilking Rodriguez RHP Furosemide Scranton/WB NYY 80
April 29 Adrian Salcedo RHP Tamoxifen, Heptaminol Chattanooga MIN 80
May 8 Dawson Brown RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
May 8 David Ayala RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Reds CIN 25
May 8 Adolfi Telleria RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Reds CIN 25
June 2 Coty Blanchard 3B Amphetamine Bowling Green TB 50
June 4 Travis Demeritte 2B Furosemide Hickory TEX 80
June 12 Daniel Moskos LHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
June 16 Isaac Moncion RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
June 16 Juan Torres RHP Stanozolol DSL Phillies PHI 72
June 18 Assael Aquino RHP Stanozolol DSL Cubs CHC 72
June 18 Luiz Escanio RHP Stanozolol DSL Cubs CHC 72
June 18 Daulin Ramirez RHP Stanozolol DSL Twins MIN 72
June 19 Mike Bianucci OF GHRP-2 NW Arkansas KC 80
June 19 Chad James LHP Undisclosed violation High Desert TEX 25
June 19 Edwin Martinez RHP Stanozolol DSL Mariners SEA 72
June 24 Derrick Bernard RHP Drug of abuse GCL Mets NYM 50
June 24 Chris Perez RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
June 26 Dennis Torres RHP Drug of abuse Bowie BAL 50
July 2 Adrian Abreu C Stanozolol Savannah NYM 80
July 8 Javy Guerra RHP Drug of abuse Charlotte CWS 50
July 10 Ariel Estades OF Nandrolone DSL Brewers MIL 72
July 16 Michael Kopech RHP Oxilofrine Greenville BOS 50
July 29 Anderson Acevedo RHP Stanozolol DSL Yankees NYY 72
July 29 Carlos Santana RHP Stanozolol DSL Yankees NYY 72
July 29 Anthoniris Santana RHP Stanozolol DSL Yankees NYY 72
July 30 Jared Breen SS GHRP-2 Delmarva BAL 80
July 30 Nick Cunningham RHP GHRP-2 Delmarva BAL 80
Aug. 14 Jose Valverde RHP Stanozolol Free agent   80
Aug. 14 Luigi Rodriguez OF Stanozolol Lynchburg CLE 80
Aug. 21 Clinton Hollon RHP Amphetamine Lansing TOR 50
Aug. 31 Jeremy Hadley OF Amphetamine GCL Rays TB 50
Sept. 1 Adrian Salcedo RHP Hemptaminol Chattanooga MIN 100
Sept. 4 Anderson Caro OF Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Sept. 4 Victor Gonzalez RHP Stanozolol DSL Rangers 2 TEX 72
Sept. 4 Joseph Pistorese LHP Amphetamine Everett SEA 50
Sept. 8 Holman Miranda SS Nandrolone DSL Yankees 2 NYY 72
Sept. 8 Magglio Ordonez Jr. OF Drug of abuse GCL Tigers DET 50
Sept. 15 Felix Castillo C Clomiphene Greensboro MIA 80
Sept. 24 Kal Simmons SS Amphetamine Missoula ARI 50
Sept. 28 Austin Byler 1B Amphetamine Missoula ARI 50
Sept. 28 Michael Dimock RHP Drug of abuse El Paso SD 50
Nov. 3 Adron Chambers OF Drug of abuse Iowa CHC 50
Nov. 3 Steve Borkowski RHP Stanozolol Danville ATL 68
Nov. 3 Alvaro Diaz RHP Undisclosed violation AZL Giants SF 25
Nov. 5 JaCoby Jones SS Drug of abuse Erie DET 50
Nov. 6 Evan Van Hoosier 2B Drug of abuse, Amphetamine High Desert TEX 50
Nov. 9 Alex Reyes RHP Drug of abuse Springfield STL 50
Nov. 11 Chad James RHP Drug of abuse, Amphetamine Free agent   100
Nov. 16 Travious Relaford INF Drug of abuse Augusta SF 50
Nov. 25 Tanner Griggs RHP Amphetamine AZL Cubs CHC 50
Dec. 2 Robert Llera C Stanozolol GCL Marlins MIA 60
Dec. 9 Ely Echarry RHP Refused drug test Free agent   50
Dec. 9 Robert Antunez 2B Nandrolone DSL Giants SF 72
Dec. 15 Rafael Toribio UTIL Undisclosed violation Free agent   25
Dec. 17 Connor Buchmann RHP Amphetamine Kingsport NYM 50
Dec. 23 Clario Perez RHP Stanozolol Altoona PIT 80
Dec. 23 Jose Martinez RHP Stanozolol GCL Mets NYM 60
Dec. 23 Kerby Camacho C Nandrolone GCL Twins MIN 60
Dec. 23 Will Dennis LHP Methylenedioxyamphetamine GCL Orioles BAL 50

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