Santana to miss sea­son on sus­pen­sion

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS -

Pitts­burgh Pi­rates re­liever Edgar Santana will miss all of the ab­bre­vi­ated 2020 sea­son after be­ing sus­pended 80 games for vi­o­lat­ing Ma­jor League Base­ball’s Joint Drug Preven­tion and Treat­ment Pro­gram.

MLB an­nounced Sun­day that Santana tested pos­i­tive for Bolde­none, a per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stance.

Santana, 28, is in the process of a come­back after miss­ing all of the 2019 sea­son fol­low­ing re­con­struc­tive surgery on his right el­bow in Septem­ber 2018. Santana is 3-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 88 ca­reer games, all with the Pi­rates. He worked five hit­less in­nings of re­lief in spring train­ing be­fore the MLB sea­son was sus­pended be­cause ofthe COVID-19 pan­demic.

Cincin­nati Reds pitcher Vladimir Gu­tier­rez was one of four mi­nor leaguers sus­pended Sun­day for vi­o­lat­ing the Mi­nor League Drug Preven­tion and Treat­ment Pro­gram. Gu­tier­rez, a 24-year-old right-han­der, re­ceived an 80-game sus­pen­sion after test­ing pos­i­tive for Stanozolol, a per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stance. José Rosario, a mem­ber of the Min­nesota Twins’ Do­mini­can Sum­mer League ros­ter, was sus­pended 50 games fol­low­ing a sec­ond pos­i­tive test for a drug of abuse. Reza Aleaziz and Juan Idrogo, mi­nor league pitch­ers for the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, also re­ceived sus­pen­sions. Aleaziz was sus­pended 50 games after test­ing pos­i­tive for Am­phetamine, and Idrogo re­ceived a 72-game ban after test­ing pos­i­tive for gw501516, a per­for­mance-en­hanc­ing sub­stance.

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