Kansas City Royals minor-league catcher Mark Sanchez has been suspended for 80 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test. Sanchez tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance de hydro ch lo rm ethyl testosterone, the commissioner’s office said Friday. The 22-year-old, a 35th-round draft pick last year, was hitting .206 with 2 RBI in 11 games this season for Lexington of the Class A South Atlantic League. There have been 45 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and two under the big league program:
Pittsburgh All-Star outfielder Starling Marte and Philadelphia pitcher Elniery Garcia.