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Monday, April 4
 
38 minor league players suspended

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Major League Baseball announced Monday that 38 minor league players have violated "Major League Baseball's Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program" against performance-enhancing substances. Their suspensions, noted below, will start with the first game of the minor league season.

Seattle Mariners
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Troy Cate San Antonio Missions AA 15
Ryan Christianson Tacoma Rainiers AAA 15
Renee Cortez Tacoma Rainiers AAA 15
Omar Falcon San Antonio Missions AA 15
Jesus Guzman Inland Empires 66ers A 15
William Hogan Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 15
Damian Moss Tacoma Rainiers AAA 15
Darwin Soto San Antonio Missions (released) AA 15

Chicago Cubs
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Oscar Bernard Daytona Cubs A 15
David Cash Iowa Cubs AAA 15
Robinson Chirinos West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx AA 15
Matthew Craig West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx AA 15
Jesus Medrano Iowa Cubs (released) AAA 15
Kevin Reinking Daytona Cubs (released) A 15
Carlos Vasquez West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx AA 15

Los Angeles Angels
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
William Collazo Arkansas Travelers AA 15
Francisco Cordova Cedar Rapids Kernels A 15
Alexander Francisco Cedar Rapids Kernels (released) A 15
Ryan Leahy Cedar Rapids Kernels A 15
Baltazar Lopez Cedar Rapids Kernels A 15

Oakland Athletics
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Elvis Avendano Stockton Ports A 15
David Castillo Kane County Cougars A 60
Javier Herrera Kane County Cougars A 15
Luis Perez Kane County Cougars A 15
Mayobanex Santana Stockton Ports (released) A 15

Texas Rangers
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Lizahio Baez Oklahoma Redhawks AAA 15
Willy Espinal Frisco Roughriders (released) AA 15
Justin Hatcher Clinton Lumberkings A 15
Robert Machado Oklahoma Redhawks (released) AAA 15
Christopher Russ Oklahoma Redhawks (released) AAA 15

San Diego Padres
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Clay Hensley Portland Beavers (released) AAA 15
Kervin Jacobo Lake Elsinore Storm A 15
Jacobo Meque Lake Elsinore Storm (released) A 15
Nathan Sevier Mobile Baybears AA 15

Colorado Rockies
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Jason Diangelo Asheville Tourists A 15
Neil Wilson Asheville Tourists A 15

Chicago White Sox
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Josť Espinal Birmingham Barons AA 15

St. Louis Cardinals
Player Minor league team Class Suspension
Paul Swing Frisella Quad Cities A 15




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