7 minor league players draw drug suspensions
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven minor league baseball players have been suspended for drug violations.
The commissioner’s office announced the penalties Monday.
New York Yankees right-hander Rodrigo Garcia, on the roster of their rookie-level Dominican Summer League affiliate, was suspended 72 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances Stanozolol and Nandrolone.
Oakland second baseman Justin Jones, on the roster of the rookie-level Arizona League Athletics, was banned 56 games after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance. Boston shortstop Deiner Lopez, with Double-A Portland, was penalized 50 games for a positive test of Amphetamine, a stimulant.
Four players each drew 72-game bans after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. They were Milwaukee right-hander, on the roster in the Dominican Summer League and three free agents — shortstop Yeison Estevez, outfielder Andres Martinez and right-hander Adolfo Molina.