Betemit, 33, was suspended 50 games without pay for testing positive for Amphetamine. He is currently a free agent who was last in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, and the suspension will become effective if he signs with a new organization.
Boston Red Sox minor league shortstop Ricardo Cubillan received a 76-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone. Cubillan is currently at the Single-A level.
San Francisco Giants minor league pitcher Ethan Miller was suspended 50 games without pay after also testing positive for Amphetamine, and is also at the Single-A level.
Tanner Norton, a free agent minor league third baseman, received a 50-game suspension for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
On Wednesday, four other minor-league players were suspended by MLB.
- Molly Geary