White Sox minor-leaguer suspended 50 games

White Sox minor-leaguer suspended 50 games
August 23, 2013, 7:00 pm
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A White Sox minor-leaguer is one of two players who have been suspended for 50 games without pay for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Major League Baseball announced White Sox minor league pitcher Pedro Rodriguez, who plays for their Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for “metabolites of Stanozolol” per a release.

Rodriguez, 22, is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three appearances for Boca Chica Baseball City in his first season with the organization. He previously pitched for the San Diego Padres’ Dominican Summer League team.

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We continue to work with Major League Baseball to educate our players and teach them that they have to deal with the ramifications of violating the policy and make sure that’s clear to them,” said Scott Reifert, the White Sox vice president of communications.

Los Angeles Angels minor league outfielder Angel Montilla was also suspended.