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The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced on 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 left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejia has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Sibutramine, a stimulant in violation of the Program.
The suspension of Mejia, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels, will be effective at the start of the 2015 Eastern League season.
Mejia, 21, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 195 pounds. He went 7-9 with a 4.67 ERA in 22 games -- 21 starts -- in Double-A last season and is 29-22 with a 3.50 ERA over four seasons in the Giants minor league system.
Free agent minor league right-handed pitcher Luis Morel has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program.
The suspension of Morel will be effective upon his signing with another Major League organization.
MLB media services