4 minor leaguers in Dominican suspended for positive tests

NEW YORK (AP) " Pitchers Angelo Almonte of Arizona, Jean Peralta of the New York Yankees and Jose Pinales of the Chicago White Sox have been suspended for 72 games under baseball's minor league drug program, and Baltimore pitcher Wally Vrolijk has been banned 50 games.

Almonte, Peralta and Jose Pinales tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, the commissioner's office said Wednesday. Vrolijk tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine.

All four players are on the roster of Dominican Summer League teams.

There have been 61 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 13 under the major league program.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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