Royals, Nats minor league pitchers suspended 72 games each

NEW YORK (AP) Pitchers Miguel Medrano of Kansas City and Yonaiker Oropeza of Washington have been suspended 72 games each under baseball's minor league drug program following positive tests for Stanozolol.

Medrano, a 21-year-old right-hander, has a 0.66 ERA in eight relief appearances this year for the Dominican Summer League Royals.

Yonaiker Oropeza, an 18-year-old right-hander, has a 4.50 ERA in two relief appearances this season for the Dominican Summer League Nationals.

Both suspensions were announced Tuesday. There have been 71 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 13 under the major league program.

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