The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League pitcher Amauri Sanit has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for Mephentermine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Sanit, a Cuban defector, has gone 1-2 with an 8.69 ERA over 12 games.
The suspension of Sanit, who is currently on the roster of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre of the International League, is effective immediately.
This year, including the off-season, there have been 28 minor league players suspended a total of 1,500 games for being in violation of the minor league drug policy, including 5 players in the past 8 days.
See the complete history of drug suspensions in Minor and Major League Baseball
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