2 minor league pitchers suspended for drug violations
NEW YORK (AP) A pair of right-handed pitchers have been suspended 56 games each under the minor league drug program.
The commissioner's office said Friday that Yeudy Minaya of the Oakland system and free agent Edwin Fidel have been penalized.
The 20-year-old Minaya tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. He was a combined 1-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 11 games in the Dominican Summer League and the rookie Gulf Coast league.
The 21-year-old Fidel had been in the Houston organization. He was a combined 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA in eight games in the Dominican Summer League and the rookie Arizona league. He also tested positive for Stanozolol.
There have been 68 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 13 under the major league program.