September 01, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Boston minor league outfielder Chad Hardy and two minor league free agents have been suspended for drug violations.

The commissioner's office announced the penalties Thursday.

Hardy received a 60-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Tamoxifen, a performance-enhancing substance. He's currently on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox.

Free-agent pitchers Julio Lugo and Adolfi Telleria were each suspended for 72 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. The suspensions will be effective immediately upon signing with a major league organization.

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