Major League Baseball just issued this official press release …
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
New York Yankees Minor League shortstop Holman Miranda has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Miranda, who is currently on the roster of one of the Club’s Dominican Summer League teams, will be effective at the start of next season.
Detroit Tigers Minor League outfielder Magglio Ordoñez, Jr. has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. The suspension of Ordoñez, who is currently on the roster of the Club’s Gulf Coast League affiliate, will be effective at the start of next season.
Miranda, a 17-year-old from Nicaragua, was batting .240/.358/.315 with zero home runs in 40 games for the Yankees’ affiliate in the Dominican Summer League.
Ordonez Jr., the 19-year-old son of former White Sox and Tigers great Magglio Ordonez, was slashing .108/.214/.108 with zero homers through 19 games in the Gulf Coast League.
Neither player would be considered a prospect at this point.