Two minor leaguers suspended for drugs

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From the blotter:

Free agent Minor League right-handed pitchers Manuel Montilla and Euris Quezada have each received 50-game suspensions without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.  The suspensions of Montilla and Quezada will be effective immediately upon their signing with another Major League organization.

As of the end of March first time suspensions are ratcheted up to 80 games, so I presume this means that these tests were administered before then.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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