Minor League drug suspensions in 2018

Players who violated MiLB Drug Prevention and Treatment Program

By MiLB.com Staff | January 12, 2018 5:00 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 87 suspensions in 2017, 100 in 2016, 108 in 2015, 63 in 2014, 60 in 2013 and 105 in 2012.

MINOR LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS IN 2018
Date Player Pos. Substance/violation Team Org. Games
Jan. 12 Wilfre Delgado RHP Stanozolol DSL Cubs CHC 72
Jan. 12 Eric Filia OF Drug of abuse Arkansas SEA 50
Jan. 12 Antonio Police RHP Boldenone DSL Red Sox BOS 72
Jan. 12 Joel Romero RHP Stanozolol Free agent   80
Jan. 19 Montana DuRapau RHP Drug of abuse Indianapolis PIT 50
Jan. 19 Gabriel Noguera LHP Drug of abuse GCL Braves ATL 50
Jan. 19 Tucker Baca LHP Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
GCL Orioles BAL 60
Jan. 23 Jonathan Singleton 1B Drug of abuse Corpus Christi HOU 100
Jan. 23 Dean Deetz* RHP Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
Houston HOU 80
Jan. 26 Ryan Newell RHP Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
New Orleans MIA 80
Jan. 26 Jose Santiago RHP Drostanolone, Oxandrolone Arkansas SEA 140
Feb. 7 Raudy Read* C Boldenone Harrisburg WAS 80
Feb. 8 Jake Romanski C Amphetamine Pawtucket BOS 100
Feb. 8 Landon Hughes RHP Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
Free agent   68
Feb. 10 Nick Ciuffo C Drug of abuse Non-roster invitee TB 50
Feb. 10 Mitchell Tolman 2B Drug of abuse Altoona PIT 50
Feb. 10 Steve Geltz RHP Drug of abuse Non-roster invitee PHI 100
Feb. 10 Alex Cunningham RHP Ampetamine Tri-City SD 50
Feb. 16 Carlos Ventura OF Stanozolol DSL Indians CLE 72
Feb. 16 Jake Ehret RHP Drug of abuse Louisville CIN 50
Feb. 21 Forrest Whitley RHP Unspecified Corpus Christi HOU 50
Feb. 23 Jaime Estrada 2B Strychnine GCL Orioles BAL 50
Feb. 23 Andrew Vinson RHP Drug of abuse Burlington LAA 50
March 16 Thomas Pannone* LHP Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
Toronto TOR 80
March 23 David Garner RHP Drug of abuse Iowa CHC 50
March 23 Oscar Hernandez C Drug of abuse Pawtucket BOS 50
March 23 Matt Pearce RHP Drug of abuse Memphis STL 50
March 23 Andrew Walker INF Unspecified West Virginia PIT 50
April 4 Joel Bender LHP Amphetamine/
Methamphetamine
Pensacola CIN 50
April 4 Nathanael Heredia LHP Stanozolol DSL Cardinals STL 72
April 4 Andrew Maggi SS Amphetamine Columbus CLE 50
April 4 Justin O'Conner C Drug of abuse Free agent   50
April 6 Michael Chavis 3B Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone
Portland BOS 80
April 6 C.J. Hinojosa SS Drug of abuse San Jose SF 50
April 6 Alsis Herrera LHP Stanozolol Lynchburg CLE 80
April 6 Luis Diaz RHP Stanozolol DSL D-backs ARI 72
April 10 Jose Herrera C Methylhexaneamine,
Oxilofrine
Kane County ARI 50
May 3 Eric Marinez OF/SS Clomiphene Stockton OAK 80
May 3 Walter Rasquin OF/2B Methamphetamine Columbia NYM 50
May 18 Joel Espinal RHP Stanozolol Dunedin TOR 80
May 18 Domingo Jimenez RHP Stanozolol Lake County CLE 80
May 25 Nathan Bates RHP Drug of abuse Mobile LAA 50
June 7 David Garner RHP Drug of abuse Iowa CHC 100
June 7 Fernando Abad LHP Stanozolol Free agent   80
June 15 Tyler Spurlin RHP Amphetamine Biloxi MIL 50
June 15 Jorge Ferrer LHP Stanozolol DSL White Sox CWS 72
June 22 Jaison Paniagua RHP Stanozolol DSL Mets NYM 72
June 22 Yosiel Serrano RHP Stanozolol DSL Rangers TEX 72
June 22 Yoanys Quiala RHP Drostanolone Corpus Christi HOU 80
July 6 Oscar De La Cruz* RHP Furosemide Tennessee CHC 80
July 7 Montrell Marshall 1B Drug of abuse Dayton CIN 50
July 7 Sean Miller IF Drug of abuse Chattanooga MIN 50
July 20 David Olmedo-Barrera OF Dehydro-
chlormethyltestosterone 
Charlotte TB 80
July 20 Yeisel De Los Santos LHP Stanozolol DSL Mainers SEA 72
July 20 Joselin Vallejo RHP Stanozolol DSL Braves ATL 72
July 20 Saul Vazquez LHP Nandrolone DSL Cubs CHC 72
Aug. 1 Ruben Garcia RHP Amphetamine Aberdeen BAL 50
Aug. 1 Eddison Polonia RHP Stanozolol DSL Pirates PIT 72
Aug. 1 Jonathan Pryor OF Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone Auburn WAS 76
Aug. 10 Diego Goris 3B/1B Drug of abuse El Paso SD 50
Aug. 24 Carlos Diaz OF Boldenone GCL Astros HOU 56
Aug. 24 Franklin Hernandez RHP Stanozolol Helena MIL 76
Aug. 24 Braxton Light RHP Amphetamine AZL Cubs CHC 50
Aug. 31 Alberto Schmidt C Stanozolol Lowell BOS 76
Aug. 31 Alex Banks RHP Stanozolol DSL Twins MIN 72
Nov. 9 Oscar Tovar RHP Phentermine Vermont OAK 50
Nov. 9 Christian Charle RHP Stanozolol DSL Pirates 2 PIT 72
Nov. 9 Heriberto Sosa RHP Stanozolol DSL Padres SD 72
Nov. 19 Griffin Conine OF Ritalinic Acid Vancouver TOR 50
Nov. 19 Daniel Marten RHP Unspecified GCL Yankees East NYY 25
Dec. 14 Francisco Lopez-Soto RHP Drug of abuse Lowell BOS 50
Dec. 14 Alex Mauricio C Drug of abuse Charleston NYY 50
Dec. 14 Hunter Oliver RHP Amphetamine Greeneville CIN 50
Dec. 14 Griffin Roberts RHP Drug of abuse Palm Beach STL 50
Dec. 14 Dallas Woolfolk RHP Amphetamine AZL Athletics OAK 50

*--player received Major League suspension but still has prospect eligibility

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