The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that San Francisco Giants Minor League pitcher Diego De La Cruz has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Ephedrine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of De La Cruz, who is a member of the organizationâ€™s Dominican Summer League team, will be effective at the start of next season.
De La Cruz represents the 65th drug suspension at the minor league level in 2009, one short of last year's total. He also represents the 28th player from the Domincan Summer League suspended this season.
See details for each drug suspension at the major and minor league level since the policies were enacted
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