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3 minor league players get drug-related suspensions

August 1, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Three players in the lower minor leagues have been given drug-related suspensions.

The commissioner’s office made the announcement Wednesday.

Washington outfielder Jonathan Pryor was banned 76 games after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance. He was hitting .313 in 15 games at Class A Auburn.

Baltimore pitcher Ruben Garcia was penalized 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant. He had a 5.27 ERA in eight games at Class A Aberdeen.

Pittsburgh pitcher Eddison Polonia was suspended 72 games after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. He is playing in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League.

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