100-game suspension: A a minor league pitcher received a 100-day suspension on Friday, according to multiple reports.
Minor league baseball pitcher Cesar Carrillo was suspended for 100 games after Major League Baseball investigated the Biogenesis clinic in Florida, finding that he was named in the company’s documents.
Carrillo, who pitched for the Detroit Tigers’ minor league baseball team, was “suspended 100 games for violating minor-league drug program. Carrillo named in Biogenesis documents,” tweeted Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Friday.
“Carrillo, a minor leaguer, not protected by union, so MLB came down hard. Put strong pressure on him to cooperate, but he didn’t,” also tweeted ESPN’s T.J. Quinn.
Quinn added in another tweet: “Carrillo hit w two offenses: 50 games for being on Biogenesis documents, 50 for lying to MLB about knowing [Biogenesis owner Tony] Bosch.”
Carrillo, who played at the University of Miami, was drafted in 2005 by the San Diego Padres as the 18th overall pick.
The right-handed pitcher is the first player to get a suspension for being connected with the Biogenesis scandal.
The Miami New Times reported this year that Biogenesis, which recently closed down, supplied MLB players with human growth hormone, steroids, and testosterone.
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