The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday that two minor league players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
San Francisco Giants minor league right-handed pitcher Paul Davis has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second violation for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Davis, who is on the roster of the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League, is effective immediately.
Davis, 23, was the Giants' 17th-round pick in 2011. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder hasn't pitched this season, but went 6-8 with a 3.69 ERA in 2012. He started 15 of his 30 appearances and struck out 87 while walking 20.
New York Mets minor league right-handed pitcher Estarlin Morel has received a 25-game suspension without pay for a violation of the Program. The suspension of Morel, who is on the roster of the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League, is effective immediately.
MLB media services contributed to this report