Red Sox minor leaguer suspended for a third positive test for a drug of abuse

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Three strikes with a drug of abuse and you’re out for 100 games:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Boston Red Sox Minor League left-handed pitcher Miguel Pena has received a 100-game suspension without pay after a third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Pena, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League, is effective immediately.

Pena, a starter mostly, has a career minor league ERA of 4.16 and is posting a 6.41 ERA this year. And now things have gone from bad to worse.