Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that Astros shortstop prospect Jonathan Arauz has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine.
Arauz, 18, was acquired by the Astros from the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade in December 2015. Last season, with the Astros’ rookie ball team in Greeneville, Tennessee, Arauz hit .249/.323/.338 with 13 extra-base hits, 18 RBI, and 26 runs scored in 229 plate appearances. He was on the Astros’ low-A roster in Quad Cities to start the 2017 season.
MLB Pipeline ranked Arauz the 18th-best prospect in the Astros’ minor league system.
Arauz was not the only one suspended. Emmanuel Burriss of the Nationals received a 50-game suspension, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. Ty Ross, and Cody Brickhouse of the Giants were also suspended.