Minor League drug suspensions in 2016

Players who violated MiLB Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

By MiLB.com | December 9, 2016 5:53 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 108 suspensions to Minor Leaguers in 2015 after issuing 60 in 2014 and 2013 and 105 in 2012.

MINOR LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS IN 2016
DATE PLAYER POS VIOLATION TEAM ORG GAMES
Jan. 8 P.J. Franceson RHP Drug of abuse Columbus CLE 50
Jan. 8 Joseph Colon RHP Drug of abuse Iowa CHC 50
Jan. 19 Zack Dodson LHP Drug of abuse Bowie BAL 100
Jan. 19 Eudor Garcia 3B Bumetanide, Furosemide Columbia NYM 80
Jan. 19 Tyler Williams 1B Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 22 Jared Burton RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Jan. 22 Derrick Bernard RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   100
Jan. 22 Matt Murray RHP Amphetamine Omaha KC 50
Jan. 28 Tyler Palmer SS Refused drug test Free agent   100
Jan. 28 Luis Mateo SS Amphetamine Free agent   50
Jan. 28 Dylan Brooks RHP Undisclosed violation AZL Giants SF 50
Feb. 3 Ryan Butler RHP Drug of abuse Lake Elsinore SD 50
Feb. 3 Sean Murphy RHP Drug of abuse Midland OAK 50
Feb. 5 Austin Mason RHP Drug of abuse Kane County ARI 50
Feb. 5 Lucas Shearrow RHP Drug of abuse Idaho Falls CWS 50
Feb. 16 Richie Tate RHP Drug of abuse Carolina ATL 100
Feb. 16 Brandon Mann LHP Ostarine (SARM) Nashville OAK 80
Feb. 29 Trever Adams 1B Amphetamine Frisco TEX 50
Feb. 29 Andrew Case RHP Failed to take drug test Vancouver TOR 50
Feb. 29 Jordan Dunatov RHP Drug of abuse AZL Indians CLE 50
Feb. 29 Dan Urbina RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Mar. 2 Tyler Alexander LHP Drug of abuse Free agent   100
Mar. 2 Luke Doyle 2B Amphetamine Johnson City STL 50
Mar. 16 Skylar Hunter RHP Drug of abuse Lakewood PHI 50
Mar. 16 Adrian Salcedo RHP Boldenone Oklahoma City LA 144
Mar. 25 Tanner Kiest RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Mar. 25 Jose Veras RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
Mar. 29 Stephen Dezzi OF Amphetamine Hillsboro ARI 50
Mar. 29 Kameron Loe RHP Dehydrochlormethyl-
testosterone, Methasterone
Charlotte CWS 80
Apr. 1 Cameron Smith LHP Drug of abuse Missoula ARI 50
Apr. 1 Felix Rutledge RHP Undisclosed violation Frederick BAL 50
Apr. 7 Henry Charles OF Nandrolone Free agent   76
Apr. 7 Jose Urena OF Nandrolone Fort Wayne SD 80
Apr. 7 Adam Reifer RHP Ostarine Free agent   76
Apr. 12 Alger Hodgson RHP Stanozolol DSL Braves ATL 72
Apr. 12 David Graybill RHP Drug of abuse AZL Giants SF 50
Apr. 18 Damion Carroll RHP Drug of abuse Charlotte TB 50
Apr. 18 Spenser Watkins RHP Drug of abuse West Michigan DET 50
Apr. 25 Travious Relaford SS Drug of abuse Augusta SF 100
Apr. 25 Brent Jones RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Apr. 28 Reynaldo Rodriguez OF Stanozolol Rochester MIN 80
May 10 Logan Lombana RHP Ibutamoren Cedar Rapids MIN 80
May 10 Clinton Hollon RHP Drug of abuse Lansing TOR 50
May 10 Raul Mondesi (MLB) SS Clenbuterol NW Arkansas KC 50
May 13 Marc Wik UTIL Drug of abuse Lancaster HOU 50
May 20 David Harris OF GHRP-2 Dunedin TOR 76
May 20 Jose Santiago RHP Boldenone Everett SEA 76
May 20 Sebastian Martinez RHP Stanozolol, Furosemide DSL Dodgers LA 72
May 20 Jose A. Rodriguez RHP Stanozolol DSL Rockies COL 72
June 3 Oliver Cedeno C Undisclosed violation DSL Yankees NYY 25
June 3 Jean Carlos De Jesus LHP Undisclosed violation DSL Yankees 2 NYY 25
June 3 Arikson Ramirez RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Yankees 2 NYY 25
June 3 Leyfer Ramirez RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Yankees 2 NYY 25
June 3 Jhostin Vargas RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Yankees 2 NYY 25
June 3 Oscar Tovar RHP Undisclosed violation DSL Athletics OAK 25
June 3 Alvaro Diaz RHP Stanozolol AZL Giants SF 56
June 13 Melvin Novoa C Clostebol AZL Rangers TEX 56
June 13 Jhon Nunez C Undisclosed violation Lowell BOS 25
July 20 Angelo Almonte LHP Stanozolol DSL D-backs ARI 72
July 20 Jean Peralta RHP Stanozolol DSL Yankees NYY 72
July 20 Joselo Pinales RHP Stanozolol DSL White Sox CWS 72
July 20 Wally Vrolijk RHP Methylhexanamine DSL Orioles BAL 50
Aug. 2 Luke Doyle 2B Refused drug test Johnson City STL 100
Aug. 2 Drake Britton LHP Amphetamine Toledo DET 50
Aug. 8 Chuckie Jones OF Drug of abuse San Jose SF 100
Aug. 10 Luiz Escanio RHP Boldenone DSL Cubs 2 CHC 144
Aug. 12 Yeudy Minaya RHP Stanozolol AZL A's OAK 56
Aug. 12 Edwin Fidel RHP Stanozolol Free agent   56
Aug. 15 Skylar Arias LHP Nandrolone AZL Indians CLE 56
Aug. 16 Miguel Medrano RHP Stanozolol DSL Royals KC 72
Aug. 16 Yonaiker Oropeza RHP Stanozolol DSL Nationals WAS 72
Aug. 19 Oliver Suero RHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
Aug. 19 Telvin Nash 1B Amphetamine Winston-Salem CWS 50
Aug. 24 Erick Abreu LHP Stanozolol DSL Braves ATL 72
Aug. 24 Israel Cuevas RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
Aug. 24 Felix Jimenez RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
Aug. 24 Enyer Morales RHP Stanozolol DSL Reds CIN 72
Sept. 1 Adolfi Telleria RHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
Sept. 1 Julio Lugo RHP Stanozolol Free agent   72
Sept. 1 Chad Hardy OF Tamoxifen GCL Red Sox BOS 60
Sept. 9 Exavier Turner DH Drug of abuse Hickory TEX 50
Sept. 9 Cam Williams OF Nandrolone AZL Angels ANA 56
Sept. 22 Yogensy Arias LHP Hydrochlorothiazide DSL White Sox CWS 72
Nov. 8 Jorge Despaigne RHP Stanozolol DSL D-backs ARI 72
Nov. 8 Chris O'Brien C Amphetamine Bowie BAL 50
Nov. 8 Cam O'Brien C Amphetamine Bluefield TOR 50
Nov. 8 Edel Luaces OF Amphetamine GCL Yankees NYY 50
Nov. 8 Erick Mendez OF Propylhexedrine GCL Yankees NYY 50
Nov. 15 Beau Taylor C Amphetamine Midland OAK 50
Nov. 15 Kevin Duchene LHP Drug of abuse AZL Athletics OAK 50
Nov. 23 Cedric Hunter OF Amphetamine Free agent   50
Dec. 9 Phil Bickford RHP Drug of abuse Brevard County MIL 50
Dec. 9 Casey Soltis OF Drug of abuse Greensboro MIA 50
Dec. 9 Pedro Loficial RHP Stanozolol DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Dec. 22 Dakody Clemmer RHP Drug of abuse AZL Indians CLE 50
Dec. 22 Mario Alcantara RHP Amphetamine Free agent   50
Dec. 22 Arnaldo Hernandez RHP Methamphetamine Lexington KC 50
Dec. 22 Brendan McCurry RHP Methamphetamine Corpus Christi HOU 50
Dec. 22 Jake Romanski C Amphetamine Pawtucket BOS 50

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

View More