Minor League drug suspensions in 2017

Players who violated MiLB Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

By MiLB.com | December 12, 2017 6:54 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 100 suspensions to Minor Leaguers in 2016, 108 in 2015, 63 in 2014, 60 in 2013 and 105 in 2012.

MINOR LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS IN 2017
Date Player Pos. Substance/violation Team Org. Games
Jan. 13 Carlos Gonzalez RHP Methamphetamine Pensacola CIN 50
Jan. 13 Tommy Collier RHP Drug of abuse Erie DET 50
Jan. 13 Gary Cornish RHP Amphetamine Brooklyn NYM 50
Jan. 13 Makay Nelson RHP Amphetamine Tri-City HOU 50
Jan. 13 Tyler Spoon OF Amphetamine Greenville BOS 50
Jan. 13 Kal Simmons IF Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Feb. 15 L.J. Hoes OF Drug of abuse Free agent   50
Feb. 15 Gabe Howell IF Hydrochlorothiazide GCL Braves ATL 68
Feb. 15 Ryan January C Amphetamine Missoula ARI 50
Feb. 15 Corey Littrell LHP Drug of abuse Memphis STL 50
Feb. 15 Yeremi Rosario IF Tamoxifen DSL Rockies COL 72
Apr. 4 Emmanuel Burriss IF Drug of abuse Syracuse WAS 50
Apr. 4 Ty Ross C Drug of abuse San Jose SF 50
Apr. 4 Cody Brickhouse C Drug of abuse AZL Giants SF 50
Apr. 4 Keith Grieshaber SS Drug of abuse Orem LAA 50
Apr. 4 Ian Kahaloa RHP Drug of abuse Billings CIN 50
Apr. 4 Jonathan Arauz SS Methamphetamine Greeneville HOU 50
Apr. 4 Edward Perez RHP Stanozolol DSL Dodgers LAD 72
Apr. 4 Jeremy Rivera SS Undisclosed Salem BOS 50
Apr. 6 Jose Dominguez RHP Stanozolol Sacramento SF 142
Apr. 6 Miguel Sulbaran LHP Undisclosed Trenton NYY 25
Apr. 6 Frank Encarnacion RHP Stanozolol DSL Mariners SEA 72
Apr. 6 Andy Taveras RHP Stanozolol DSL Mariners SEA 72
Apr. 6 Jose Ramirez RHP Stanozolol DSL Tigers DET 72
Apr. 7 Junior Lopez RHP Undisclosed Bradenton PIT 25
Apr. 14 Elniery Garcia LHP Boldenone Reading PHI 80
Apr. 24 Jonathan Aro RHP Undisclosed Tacoma SEA 50
Apr. 24 Steve Delabar RHP Ostarine Columbus CLE 80
Apr. 24 Jeffry Fernandez RHP Stanozolol Free agent   80
Apr. 28 Miguel Gamboa 3B Nandrolone DSL Mariners SEA 56
May 3 Paul Voelker RHP Amphetamine Erie DET 50
May 9 John Lamb LHP Drug of abuse Salt Lake LAA 50
May 16 Tommy Collier RHP Drug of abuse Erie DET 100
May 16 Jefry Rodriguez RHP Clomiphene Potomac WAS 80
May 16 Montreal Robertson RHP Drug of abuse Free agent   50
May 31 Robert Andino INF Amphetamine Norfolk BAL 50
May 31 Johnny Dixon OF Stanozolol DSL Orioles BAL 72
May 31 Bryan Valdez LHP Stanozolol DSL D-backs ARI 72
June 9 Jose Hernandez RHP Stanozolol (metabolites) Free agent   72
June 9 Yankory Pimentel RHP Stanozolol Portland BOS 80
June 9 Yerry Rodriguez RHP Hydrochlorothiazide DSL Rangers1 TEX 75
June 15 Jair Jurrjens RHP Exogenous testosterone Oklahoma City LAD 80
June 19 Cam Booser LHP Drug of abuse Elizabethton MIN 50
June 19 Matt Marsh RHP Drug of abuse Trenton NYY 50
June 20 Roy Morales C Stanozolol Jupiter MIA 80
June 30 Mark Sanchez C Dehydrochlor-
methyltestosterone
Lexington KC 80
July 1 Joan Gregorio RHP Stanozolol Sacramento SF 2017 season
July 1 Joe Colon RHP Selective Androgen
Receptor Modulator
LDG-4022
Columbus CLE 2017 season
July 1 David Paulino RHP Boldenone Houston HOU 80
July 14 Austin Wright LHP Clomiphene Boise COL 2017 season
July 14 Eudor Garcia 3B Drug of abuse Free agent   100
July 14 Xavier Turner DH Drug of abuse Free agent   100
July 21 Ivan Vieitez RHP Ritalinic Acid Rancho Cucamonga LAD 50
July 21 Greg Belton RHP Amphetamine Inland Empire LAA 50
July 21 Brian Hunter RHP Ipamorelin Daytona CIN 80
July 28 Aaron Cox RHP Methylphenidate Burlington LAA 50
July 28 Silvestre Berroa LHP Boldenone Free agent   72
Aug. 11 Cameron Baranek OF Dimethylbutylamine GCL Marlins MIA 50
Aug. 11 Madinson Colon RHP Stanozolol DSL Braves ATL 72
Aug. 18 Markel Jones OF Drug of abuse Aberdeen BAL 50
Aug. 18 Tyler Lancaster C Dehydrochlor-
methyltestosterone
State College STL 76
Aug. 18 Luis Lebron C Undiclosed GCL Mets NYM 25
Sept. 1 Jose Sierra LHP Stanozolol GCL Mets NYM 56
Sept. 1 Luis Pena RHP Stanozolol DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Sept. 22 Anyel Beato RHP Stanozolol DSL Cubs2 CHC 72
Sept. 22 Oliver Polanco RHP Stanozolol DSL Dodgers1 LAD 72
Nov. 6 Deiner Lopez SS Amphetamine Portland BOS 50
Nov. 6 Rodrigo Garcia RHP Stanozolol, Nandrolone DSL Yankees NYY 72
Nov. 6 Justin Jones INF Clomiphene AZL Athletics OAK 56
Nov. 6 Cristian Sierra RHP Boldenone DSL Brewers MIL 72
Nov. 6 Yeison Estevez SS Boldenone Free agent   72
Nov. 6 Adolfo Molina RHP Boldenone Free agent   72
Nov. 6 Andres Martinez OF Boldenone Free agent   72
Nov. 17 Carlos Pimentel RHP Stanozolol GCL Astros HOU 56
Nov. 17 Angel Nesbitt RHP Heptaminol Free agent   50
Nov. 17 Hugo Cardona SS Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Nov. 17 Yhon Perez 2B/OF Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Nov. 17 Leonicio Ventura C Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Nov. 21 Kevin Duchene LHP Drug of abuse Free agent   100
Nov. 21 Travis Eckert RHP Drug of abuse Lexington KC 50
Nov. 21 Juan Jimenez RHP Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Nov. 21 Naswell Paulino LHP Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 72
Nov. 21 Jol Concepcion RHP Boldenone DSL Blue Jays TOR 60
Dec. 8 Alex Bostic LHP Ritalinic Acid Salem-Keizer SF 50
Dec. 8 Keith Grieshaber SS Drug of abuse Inland Empire LAA 100
Dec. 8 Scott Squier LHP Drug of abuse New Orleans MIA 50
Dec. 12 Steve Wilkerson INF Amphetamine Norfolk BAL 50

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