MLB suspends two pitchers

Phillies, Braves right-handers banned 50 games

By MiLB.com Staff | August 10, 2012 1:13 PM ET

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Philadelphia Phillies Minor League right-handed pitcher Gabriel Bermudez has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension of Bermudez, who is currently on the roster of the Venezuelan Summer League Phillies, is effective immediately.

Atlanta Braves Minor League right-handed pitcher Darrel Leiva has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone and metabolites of Stanozolol.

The suspension of Leiva, who is currently on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Braves, is effective immediately.

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

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