Mi­nor-lea­guer sus­pended

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

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.

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