Mets minor leaguer Jose Martinez suspended 60 games for positive test

Wednesday December 23rd, 2015

New York Mets minor leaguer Jose Martinez has been suspended 60 games after testing positive for the performance enhancing drug Stanozolol, reports’s Anthony DiComo.

Martinez, 21, converted to pitcher in 2014 after previously serving as a shortstop. He spent the 2015 season with both the Dominican Summer League Mets and the Gulf Coast League Mets.

Between both teams, Martinez finished the year 3–0 with two saves and a 4.10 ERA in 18 games. He struck out 21 batters in 26 1/3 innings.

In July, Mets righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia was suspended 162 games without pay after a second positive test for Stanozolol.

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Martinez’s suspension will begin at the start of the 2016 Gulf Coast League season. ​

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