4 minor league player suspended for drug violations

January 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Three minor league pitchers and an outfielder have been suspended for drug violations.

The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday.

Boston right-hander Antonio Police was suspended 72 games after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. He is on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Red Sox.

Seattle outfielder Eric Filia, on the roster of Double-A Arkansas, was banned 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Chicago Cubs righty Wilfre Delgado was suspended 72 games for a positive test of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. He is on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Cubs. Joel Romero, a free agent right-hander, was banned 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol.

These were the first four suspensions this year under the minor league drug program. There were 83 last year and five under the major league drug program.

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