MLB suspends top Padres prospect Jose Urena for steroid use

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Major League Baseball has suspended top Padres prospect Jose Urena for 80 games for steroid use, according to Baseball America.

Urena, a 21-year-old outfielder for Class A Fort Wayne, tested positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone, which is a performance-enhancing substance. His suspension is effective immediately.

In 63 games for low-A Tri-City in 2015, Urena batted .258 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs.

Two minor league free-agents, outfielder Henry Charles and righthander Adam Reifer, were also suspended for steroid use. Charles will miss 76 games for a positive test of a metabolite of Nandrolone, while Reifer will miss 80 contests for Ostarine use.

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Charles and Reifer's suspensions will take effect once the players sign with a MLB team.

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