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08/05/2010 6:06 PM ET
Six Minor League players suspended
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The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that six Minor League players have received suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

• Three Houston Astros Minor League players have received 50-game suspensions after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine: shortstop Marcos Cabral and catcher Jonathon Fixler of Double-A Corpus Christi; and pitcher Daniel Meszaros of Triple-A Round Rock. The suspensions are effective immediately.

• New York Mets Minor League pitcher Zachary Dotson, who is currently on the roster of the club's Gulf Coast League team, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. The suspension is effective immediately.

• Oakland Athletics Minor League outfielder Zachary Hurley, who is currently on the roster of the club's Single-A Vancouver team, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. The suspension is effective immediately.

• Free agent pitcher Luis Mercedes has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension is effective upon his signing with a Major League organization.

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