Tampa Bay Minor Leaguer Mateo suspended

March 31st, 2023

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League pitcher Israel Mateo, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Florida Complex League Rays, has received a 55-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension of Mateo will be effective at the start of the 2023 FCL season.