Rangers prospect Munoz suspended 100 games

Caraballo also tested positive, banned for 50 games

By Major League Baseball | July 22, 2009 2:59 PM ET

NEW YORK -- The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players from the Texas Rangers organization, pitchers Orlando Caraballo and Miguel Munoz, have been suspended after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Both players tested positive for boldenone.

Caraballo has received a 50-game suspension, while Munoz has received a 100-game suspension for a second violation.

Munoz was suspended for 50 games on Sept. 17, 2008 after testing positive for mephentermine.

The suspensions of both players, who are members of the organization's Dominican Summer League team, are effective immediately.

The two suspensions today bring the total number of drug-related suspensions in the Minor this season to 38.

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

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