Three minor leaguers suspended 80 games after testing positive for Nandrolone

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Note: This post previously referenced Marlins pitcher Jose Urena. There are multiple Jose Urenas. The one who pitches in the Padres’ minor league system was suspended, not the Marlins’ pitcher. I apologize for any confusion.

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Padres minor league pitcher Jose Urena was one of three minor league players suspended on Thursday for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced. Urena tested positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone and will serve an 80-game suspension without pay.

Free agent minor leaguers Henry Charles and Adam Reifer were also suspended. Charles, an outfielder, tested positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone as well, and will serve a 76-game suspension if and when he signs with another team. Reifer, a pitcher, tested positive for Ostarine and will serve an 80-game suspension if and when he signs with a new team.