Arizona Minor Leaguer Valdez suspended

January 20th, 2023

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League pitcher Jose Valdez, who is currently on the roster of the Dominican Summer League D-backs, has received a 120-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, his second positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Valdez will be effective at the start of the 2023 season.