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Baseball's Steroid Era Minor League Suspensions

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All the players in this list have tested positive for what Major League Baseball deems a performance-enhancing substance. MLB makes a clear distinction between performance-enhancing substances and recreational drugs when they reveal the results to the public as required since 2005. Players who have tested positive for recreational drugs have been omitted.

June 11, 2009

Pablo Ozuna, IF (Phillies) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 15, 2009

Agustin Murillo, 3B (Diamondbacks) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 30, 2009

Pedro Lambertus, RHP (Brewers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 17, 2009

Juan Rivera, SS (Royals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Joseph Billick, C (Royals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

March 17, 2009

Rob Flanigan, 1B/DH (Giants) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

February 3, 2009

Pascual Arias, RHP (Marlins) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

January 28, 2009

Kyle Suire, 2B (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

January 16, 2009

Cristopher De La Rosa, OF (Red Sox) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Junior Guerra, RHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

December 22, 2008

Damian Taveras, C (Yankees) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Ambiorix Suero, RHP (Orioles) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

December 1, 2008

Wilfred Vivas, IF (Cardinals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 1, 2008

Angel Reyes, LHP (Yankees) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 25, 2008

Jonathan Jaspe, C (Blue Jays) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 8, 2008

Jordan Schafer, OF (Braves) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 3, 2008

Robert Hernandez, RHP (Braves) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

February 20, 2008

Scott Vander Weg, RHP (Cardinals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

January 10, 2008

Jacob Rodriguez, RHP (Royals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

*Suspended for failing to take a drug test, a violation of the drug testing agreement

August 30, 2007

Matthew West, SS (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 24, 2007

Juan Valdez, OF (Indians) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 18, 2007

James Houser, LHP (Devil Rays) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

July 27, 2007

Tom King, RHP (Giants) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

July 24, 2007

Angel Salome, C (Brewers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

July 4, 2007

Sergio Garcia, 2B (Giants) - 2nd Offense - 100 Games

May 25, 2007

Brandon Monk, 2B (Braves) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 16, 2007

Lino Urdaneta, P (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 9, 2007

Francisco Cruceta, P (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 7, 2007

Jorge Reyes, P (Mets) - 2nd Offense - 100 Games

Lou Santangelo, C (Astros) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 30, 2007

Sendy Vasquez, P (Tigers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 27, 2007

Jonathan Figueroa, P (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 24, 2007

Tyron Wilson, SS, (Royals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

*Suspended for failing to take a drug test, a violation of the drug testing agreement

April 12, 2007

Hector Made, IF (Philies) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 6, 2007

Bernie Castro, IF (Nationals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

*Tested positive in 2005 but was on a major league roster until April 2, 2007.

January 3, 2007

Maikol Mesa, OF (Reds) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

December 14, 2006

Hector Noesi, P (Yankees) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

September 12, 2006

Welington Dotel, OF (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 31, 2006

Luis Jimenez, RHP (Brewers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 29, 2006

Charles Dasni, RHP (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 8, 2006

Daniel McCutchen, RHP (Yankees) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 3, 2006

Marcos Chavez, 2B - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Jonathan Gonzalez, RHP - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 1, 2006

Alfredo Reyes, LHP (Pirates) - 1st and 2nd Offenses - 100 Games

Jesus Granado, DH (Philies) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Alvaro Diaz, C (Tigers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Juan Casas, LHP (Pirates) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Edison Barrios, RHP (Pirates) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Kengshill Pujols, RHP (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Tyler Flowers, 1B (Braves) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

July 24, 2006

Wascar Segura, RHP (White Sox) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Richard Rodriguez, RHP (Blue Jays) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Jonathan Requena, OF (Twins) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Alfredo Martin, 1B (Twins) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Carlos Fajardo, LHP (Reds) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

July 20, 2006

Timothy Haines, RHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 2, 2006

Matthew Rico, RHP (Devil Rays) - 2nd Offense - 100 Games

May 19, 2006

Nerio Rodriguez, RHP (Pirates) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 24, 2006

Greg Thissen, 2B (Nationals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Abraham Nunez, OF (Giants) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

May 31, 2006

Yamid Haad, C (Giants) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 25, 2006

Edward Rodriguez, RHP (Blue Jays) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

April 18, 2006

Karl Gelinas, RHP (Angels) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Jorge Reyes, RHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Yonathan Silvira, OF (Cardinals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Matthew Varner, RHP (Padres) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Angel Rocha, LHP (Diamond Backs) - 2nd Offense - 100 Games

April 11, 2006

Ramon Ramirez, RHP (Reds) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Waner Mateo, RHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

Ryan Rafferty, RHP (Royals) - 1st Offense - 50 Games

August 16, 2005

Nicholas Slack, OF (Brewers) 1st Offense - 15 Games

Luis Ugueto, 2B (Royals) - 2nd Offense - 30 Games

August 12, 2005

Wilson Delgado, IF (Marlins) - 2nd Offense - 30 Games

July 22, 2005

Deivi Mendez, SS (Yankees) - 2nd Offense - 30 Games

Randy Ruiz, 1B (Phillies) - 2nd Offense - 30 Games

July 15, 2005

Carlos Bohorquez, RHP (Cincinnati) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Alex Santos, RHP (Athletics) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Matt Whiteside, RHP (Blue Jays) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

July 1, 2005

Josh Labandeira, SS (Nationals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Ramon A. Castro, IF (Nationals) 1st and 2nd Offenses - 105 Games

June 24, 2005

Jeffrey Bruksch, RHP (Reds) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Joshua Carter, OF (Philies) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Sergio Garcia, IF (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jeff Kennard, RHP (Yankees) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Brian Walker, LHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

May 20, 2005

Thomas Farmer, RHP (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Chad Scarbery, RHP (Diamond Backs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Heath Totten, RHP (Dodgers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

May 13, 2005

Wilson Delgado , IF (Marlins) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Josh Presley, 1B (Royals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Luis Ugueto, IF (Royals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jeremy Cummings, RHP (Cardinals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

May 12, 2005

Robert Valido, SS (White Sox) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Tetsu Yofu, LHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Steve Smyth, LHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Guillermo Rodriguez, C - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Brian Mazone, LHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Josh Cram, RHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Oscar Montero, RHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Marcus Mendoza, LHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jonathan Herrera, SS - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Christian Parker, RHP - 1st Offense - 15 Games

May 6, 2005

Darnell McDonald, OF (Indians) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

April 22, 2005

Gary Cates Jr., 2B (Orioles) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Rafael Diaz, 3B (Orioles) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

James Jurries, IF (Braves) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Damien Myers, LHP (Tigers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Ricardo Rodriguez, RHP (Braves) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Grant Roberts, RHP (Mets) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Richard Salazar, LHP (Orioles) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Adam Seuss, OF (Astros) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Eider Torres, SS (Indians) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

April 6, 2005

Tom Evans, 3B (Pirates) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jon Nunnally, OF (Pirates) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Brian Mallette, RHP (Pirates) - 2nd Offense - 30 Games

April 4, 2005

Elvis Avendano, RHP (Athletics) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Lizahio Baez, OF (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Oscar Bernard, C (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

David Cash, RHP (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

David Castillo, C (Athletics) 3rd Offense - 60 Games

Troy Cate, LHP (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Robinson Chirinos, 2B (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Ryan Christianson, C (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Willie Collazo, LHP (Angels) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Francisco Cordova, RHP (Angels) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Renee Cortez, RHP (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Matt Craig, 3B (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jason DiAngelo, RHP (Rockies) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jose Espinal, RHP (White Sox) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Willy Espinal, RHP (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Omar Falcon, C (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Sal Frisella, OF (Cardinals) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jesus Guzman, 3B (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Justin Hatcher, C (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Clay Hensley, RHP (Padres) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Javier Herrera, OF (Athletics) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Billy Hogan, 3B (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Kervin Jacobo, 3B (Padres) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Ryan Leahy, SS (Angels) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Baltazar Lopez, 1B (Angels) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Robert Machado, C (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jesus Medrano, 2b (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Jacobo Meque, LHP (Padres) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Damian Moss, LHP (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Luis Perez, OF (Athletics) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Kevin Reinking, C (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Chris Russ, RHP (Rangers) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Mayobanex Santana, 3B (Athletics) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Nathan Sevier, RHP (Padres) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Darwin Soto, RHP (Mariners) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Carlos Vasquez, LHP (Cubs) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

Neil Wilson, C (Rockies) - 1st Offense - 15 Games

For the most extensive list of minor league baseball suspensions visit The Biz of Baseball's Drug Violations page.
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The List
« 129 »
Mitchell Report - 47
Admitted - 16
Implicated By Others - 34
MLB Suspensions - 27
Other - 4
Suspended for non-analytical evidence that player violated MLB drug policy.


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