4 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations
NEW YORK (AP) — Four minor league baseball players have been suspended for violating the drug policy.
The commissioner’s office announced the penalties Wednesday.
Free agent right-hander Raymond Hanson was suspended 80 games after a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.
New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Palmer was penalized after testing positive for a banned amphetamine, and a second positive test for a drug of abuse. He is on the team’s Gulf Coast League roster.
Arizona right-hander Felipe Perez and Pittsburgh first baseman Kevin Ross each were suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. Both players were on the roster of Single-A affiliates.
There have been 22 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.