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Five Minor Leaguers suspended for violating drug policy

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Five Minor League players were suspended on Tuesday after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

D-backs right-hander Jorge Despaigne, who is currently with the rookie-level Dominican Summer League D-backs, received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

Five Minor League players were suspended on Tuesday after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

D-backs right-hander Jorge Despaigne, who is currently with the rookie-level Dominican Summer League D-backs, received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

Yankees outfielder Edel Luaces, who is currently with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Yankees, received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine.

Yankees outfielder Erick Mendez, who is currently with the rookie-level Pulaski Yankees of the Appalachian League, received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Propylhexedrine.

Blue Jays catcher Cameron O'Brien, who is currently with the rookie-level Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League, received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine.

Orioles catcher Chris O'Brien, who is currently with the Double-A Bowie Baysox of the Eastern League, received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine.

The suspensions of all five players will be effective at the start of their respective 2017 seasons.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com.

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