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Reds' Gutierrez suspended for 80 games

Dodgers' Aleaziz, Idrogo and Twins' Rosario also receive bans
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June 28, 2020

Vladimir Gutierrez was one of four Minor Leaguers suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. The No. 15 Reds prospect received an 80-game suspension after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Dodgers prospects Reza Aleaziz and Juan Idrogo and

Indians' Clase suspended 80 games

No. 15 Cleveland prospect banned for positive Boldenone test
May 1, 2020

Emmanuel Clase was set to bring major velocity to the Cleveland bullpen when baseball resumed. Instead, he will have to wait a bit longer.The Indians' No. 15 prospect has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, Major League Baseball announced Friday. Per Major League

D-backs' Leyba suspended 80 games

No. 30 Arizona prospect tested positive for Boldenone
March 6, 2020

Domingo Leyba was in contention for a Major League bench spot this spring. That return to The Show will have to wait until the midpoint of the season, at the earliest.The D-backs' No. 30 prospect has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, Major League

Three Minor Leaguers suspended

Mets' Shinn, Reds' Guzman, Mariners' Hill banned 50 games each
February 21, 2020

Mariners right-handed pitcher Kyle Hill, Mets outfielder Ryan Shinn and Reds catcher Edward Guzman have been suspended 50 games each for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Friday. All three suspensions are without pay and will begin at the start of the 2020

Pirates' Reyes suspended 80 games

Utilityman tested positive for performance-enhancing substance
February 19, 2020

A rough offseason for Pablo Reyes just got even rougher.The Pirates Minor League utilityman has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The suspension comes without pay and will be effective at the start of the 2020 season.

Rockies' Lawrence suspended 80 games

No. 18 prospect tested positive for banned performance enhancer
January 17, 2020

Rockies No. 18 prospectJustin Lawrence has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned performance enhancer, Major League Baseball announced Friday. The suspension will begin at the outset of the 2020 season.Lawrence tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, or DHCMT. That compound is typically linked to the oral steroid Turinabol.

Four Minor Leaguers suspended for drugs

Pittsburgh's Maldonado, Boston's Marrero each receive bans
December 20, 2019

Four Minor League players were suspended Friday after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.Pirates right-hander Andy Maldonado and free-agent right-hander Daniel De Leon received 72-game suspension for testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol. Red Sox catcher Elih Marrero and free agent left-hander Cole Watts were handed 50-game suspensions after

Blue Jays' Lebron among three suspended

Mets' Pereyra, Reds' Lantigua handed 72-game punishments
November 8, 2019

NEW YORK -- Blue Jays Minor League pitcher Jackxarel Lebron and a pair of Dominican Summer Leaguers were suspended on Friday after all three tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.Lebron, a 16th-round pick in this year's Draft, received a 52-game suspension after testing positive for Boldenone. The Reds' Israel Lantigua and

Jays' Quinones among four suspended

Right-hander highlights quartet punished for drug violations
September 20, 2019

Luis Quinones enjoyed a solid professional debut in 2019, but he'll have to wait for an encore in 2020.The Blue Jays right-hander was suspended 80 games after testing positive for Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Office of the Commissioner

Benitez, Martinez suspended for performance-enhancers

Dominican Summer Leaguers to sit for 72 games following violations
August 23, 2019

White Sox Minor Leaguer Francisco Benitez and Royals outfielder Jarvis Martinez were suspended for 72 games on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.Benitez, an 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic, tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, while Martinez, 19, was suspended for taking Boldenone, also a PED. Both

Twins' Krol among four pitchers suspended

Braves' Diaz, Cubs' Encarnacion, M's Mejia to miss 72 games
August 16, 2019

Veteran reliever Ian Krol was among four Minor League players suspended for drug-related violations by Major League Baseball on Friday.Krol, who signed with the Twins in June and is currently with Triple-A Rochester, was suspended 50 games without pay after his second positive test for a drug of abuse under

Four Minor Leaguers suspended for drugs

Nats' Fuentes, Tigers' Rivera among those punished for violations
August 7, 2019

Four Minor Leaguers received lengthy suspensions for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Commissioner's Office announced Wednesday.Reds outfielder Nate Scantlin (100 games) was suspended for a third positive test of a drug of abuse, Tigers prospects Reynaldo Rivera (80 games) and Pavin Parks (52 games)

DellaValle one of two Minor Leaguers banned

Cardinals righty suspended 50 games, free-agent Frias for 72
July 26, 2019

The Minor League Baseball season has a month and change left on its schedule, but two players will be ending their campaigns well before the final pitch is thrown.Cardinals right-hander Perry DellaValle was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse for the second time, according to

Three DSL players earn 72-game suspensions

Twins' Medina, D-backs' Mendez, free agent Moya punished
July 19, 2019

Twins pitcher Jesus Medina, D-backs infielder Teofilo Mendez and free agent pitcher Wandy Moya have been suspended 72 games each after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday.The suspensions of Medina and Mendez -- who were playing in the Dominican Summer

Solter among five Minor Leaguers suspended

Free agent Aragon, Phillies' Estevez, Martinez, Oropeza disciplined
June 28, 2019

Indians right-hander Matt Solter was among five players suspended on Friday after violating Minor League Baseball's drug program.Solter and three Phillies prospects -- Engel Estevez, Robinson Martinez and Carlos Oropeza -- were suspended along with free agent pitcher Christian Aragon, the Commissioner's Office announced Friday afternoon. Solter and Aragon received

Rockies' Fernandez suspended 50 games

No. 24 prospect punished after testing positive for Amphetamine
June 7, 2019

Vince Fernandez was on his way to a standout season with Double-A Hartford, but that will be put on hold.The Rockies' No. 24 prospect has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, the Commissioner's Office announced Friday afternoon. He could potentially return to action on Aug. 1, assuming

Giants' Webb suspended 80 games

Right-hander tested positive for performance-enhancer
May 1, 2019

Logan Webb's 2019 season was off to a promising start, but it'll be a while before he's allowed to build on his early successes.The Giants' No. 5 prospect has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT), the Commissioner's Office announced Wednesday.

Astros' Matijevic given 50-game suspension

Club's No. 22 prospect has second positive test for drug of abuse
April 30, 2019

J.J. Matijevic's streaky season is about to hit the brakes.The Astros' No. 22 prospect was suspended 50 games after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. It is his second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Giants' Gudino, Rays' Brown suspended

Bowling Green outfielder will miss 50 games for drug of abuse
April 26, 2019

Rays outfield prospect Bryce Brown and Giants reliever Norwith Gudino were suspended on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball said Brown will be suspended for 50 games after testing positive for an undisclosed drug of abuse, while Gudino will sit for 80

Pirates' Bae suspended 30 games

Infield prospect punished for violating domestic violence policy
April 17, 2019

Pirates No. 16 prospectJi-Hwan Bae has been suspended 30 games for a violation of the Minor League Baseball Player Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, the Commissioner's Office announced Wednesday.

Three Minor Leaguers suspended

Tigers prospects, free agent will miss 25 games due to violations
April 12, 2019

Two Tigers Minor Leaguers and one of their former organization mates were handed suspensions Friday.Tigers catcher Moises Nunez and pitcher Richard Terrero and free-agent hurler Jorge Baez have each been suspended 25 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Commissioner's Office announced Friday.

Mariners' Filia gets 100-game suspension

Perrin, Shugart handed 50-game bans for positive drug tests
March 22, 2019

NEW YORK -- Mariners No. 28 prospect Eric Filia was among three Minor Leaguers suspended on Friday for using drugs of abuse.Filia was handed a 100-game suspension while Royals pitcher Jon Perrin and Red Sox right-hander Chase Shugart received 50-game bans ahead of the 2019 season.

Rockies' De Avila, O's Rios suspended

Colorado pitcher to sit out 72 games, Baltimore hurler 50 games
March 1, 2019

NEW YORK -- With Spring Training underway, two prospects will get more time before they can begin their seasons.Rockies left-hander Luis De Avila and Orioles southpaw Willie Rios were suspended Friday for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that De Avila

Angels' Tucker, free agent Payne suspended

Lefty to miss first 50 games of 2019 season following violation
February 22, 2019

NEW YORK -- Angels prospect Bo Tucker and former Mets Minor Leaguer Joshua Payne were handed 50-game suspensions on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.Tucker, 23, and Payne, 24, were cited for their second positive tests for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug

Twins' Schick, two Minor Leaguers suspended

Minnesota righty, Reds' Harding, O's Whitley out 50 games each
January 25, 2019

Three Minor Leaguers have found out their personal Opening Days will be delayed in 2019.Twins right-hander Alex Schick, Reds right-hander Junior Harding and Orioles outfielder Trey Whitley have each been suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball