Two minor leaguers suspended for drugs


The usual post-5pm police blotter. One for a drug of abuse, one a second strike for some good old fashioned PEDs:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended for violations of the Joint Drug program:

Philadelphia Phillies Minor League right-handed pitcher Skylar Hunter has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. The suspension of Hunter, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League, will be effective at the start of the 2016 SAL season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League right-handed pitcher Adrian Salcedo has received a 144-game suspension without pay following a positive test for a metabolite of Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program. The suspension of Salcedo, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League, will be effective upon the completion of his current suspension.

That current suspension came at the end of last April for use of Tamoxifen, a performance-enhancing substance, and the stimulant Heptaminol. He was with the Twins organization then, released later, so he hasn’t finished his 80-game stint. One more strike and he’s out.