The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has suspended three Minor Leaguers today for 50 games after each player tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Noel De Leon, formerly of the Tampa Bay Rays organization (Dominican Summer League) has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. De Leon is currently a free agent, and upon signing with a Major League franchise, the suspension would take place immediately.
The two other players suspended are pitchers in the New York Mets organization (Dominican Summer League). Left-Handed pitcher, Pedro De Los Santos, who is 0-2 with a 2.36 ERA with 8 strikeouts in just under 8 innings, has been suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. Right-Handed pitcher Luis Hernandez after 13 games, 5 saves, 38 innings and an astonishing 0.70 ERA, has also been suspended for testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
Unlike De Leon, who suspension begins upon signing with another team, De Los Santos and Hernandez’ suspensions begin immediately.
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