MLB suspends 5 minor league players

NEW YORK -- Five more players have been suspended for positive drug tests under baseball's minor league program.

Washington pitchers Juan Diaz and Jorge Hernandez; Florida Marlins pitchers Yeims Mendoza and Andy Parra; and Cleveland pitcher Luis Morel were penalized 50 games each Friday by the commissioner's office.

Morel is with Cleveland's Arizona Rookie League team, while the others are in the Dominican Summer League.

Diaz tested for metabolites of Nandrolone; Hernandez for a metabolite of Boldenone; Mendoza for a metabolite of Boldenone and metabolites of Nandrolone; Parra for metabolites of Nandrolone; and Morel for metabolites of Stanozolol.

There have been 54 suspensions this year under the minor league program. Cincinnati pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended under the major league program.