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08/11/2011 4:46 PM ET
Four Minor League Players Suspended
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The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that four Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

  • Chicago Cubs Minor League catcher Luis Flores has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. The suspension of Flores, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, is effective immediately.
  • Minor League free agent right-handed pitcher Emanuel Ramirez has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension of Ramirez will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.
  • Houston Astros Minor League right-handed pitcher Euris Quezada has received a 25-game suspension for a violation of the Minor League Drug Program. The suspension of Quezada, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Tri-City Valley Cats, is effective immediately.
  • Minnesota Twins Minor League first baseman Kennys Vargas has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Phentermine. The suspension of Vargas, who is currently on the roster of the Rookie League Elizabethon Twins, is effective immediately.
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