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Five minor league players suspended
03/18/2011 4:02 PM ET

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that five Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

  • New York Yankees Minor League pitcher Eliseo Batista, who is currently on the roster of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
  • Philadelphia Phillies Minor League pitcher Marcos Coca, who is currently on the roster of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
  • Phillies Minor League pitcher Daniel DelaCruz, who is currently on the roster of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
  • San Diego Padres Minor League pitcher Ruben Mejia, who is currently on the roster of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.
  • Cincinnati Reds Minor League pitcher Jose Williams, who is currently on the roster of the club's Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone and metabolites of Stanozolol.

The suspensions of all five players will be effective at the start of the 2011 Dominican Summer League season.

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