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Three Minor League players suspended

November 8, 2019

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cincinnati Reds Minor League pitcher Israel Lantigua, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Reds, and New

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Cincinnati Reds Minor League pitcher Israel Lantigua, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Reds, and New York Mets Minor League pitcher Amaury Pereya, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Mets, have each received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program.

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League pitcher Jackxarel Lebron, who is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, has received a 52-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program.

The suspensions of all three players will be effective at the start of their respective 2020 seasons.