1/31/2014 4:04 P.M. ET
Marlins' Fermin receives 50-game suspension
Pitcher violates Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program
By Paul Casella / MLB.com
Marlins Minor League pitcher Ronny Fermin has been suspended 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Fermin, 19, signed a Minor League contract with the Marlins in November. The Dominican right-hander received the suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.
The suspension will be effective immediately upon the start of the Gulf Coast League season, where Fermin is currently listed as a member of the Marlins' Rookie-level club.