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The New York Yankees saw one of their own suspended this week as left-handed starting pitcher Miguel Sulbaran was suspended for 25 games under the league’s minor league drug prevention and treatment program. If the name Sulabran sounds familiar it is because he was the pitching prospect that the Yankees got from the Minnesota Twins when they traded utility infielder Eduardo Nunez there a few seasons back.
Sulbaran was slated to begin the season in Double-A this season with the Trenton Thunder after going 3-5 with a 4.77 ERA there last year in 14 starts. Sulbaran also pitched for Triple-A Scranton last season as well pitching five scoreless innings for the RailRiders before heading back down to Trenton.
Here’s the MLB.com press release in its entirety:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that five Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
San Francisco Giants Minor League right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez has received a 142-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, his second positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the program. The suspension of Dominguez, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats of the Pacific Coast League, is effective immediately.
New York Yankees Minor League left-handed pitcher Miguel Sulbaran has received a 25-game suspension without pay following a violation of the program. The suspension of Sulbaran, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.
The following three players, all of whom are on their respective Club's rookie-level Dominican Summer League roster, have each received suspensions for performance-enhancing substance violations, effective at the start of the 2017 DSL season:
Seattle Mariners Minor League right-handed pitcher Frank Encarnacion has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
Detroit Tigers Minor League right-handed pitcher Jose Ramirez has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
Mariners Minor League right-handed pitcher Andy Taveras has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.