A pair of Yankees’ and one Cubs’ Dominican Summer League players received 50-game suspensions for failing tests for performance-enhancing substances.
Yankees righthander Justo Arias, 19, tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He signed out of the Dominican at the beginning of the international signing period, July 2, 2005, though he had yet to put the DSL behind him. Arias went 5-4, 3.18 with 38 strikeouts and nine walks in 45 1/3 innings this season.
Yankees lefthander Rafael Martinez, 23, went 6-2, 4.67 with 55 strikeouts and 27 walks in 44 1/3 DSL innings. He tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.
Cubs righthander Jhon Rodriguez, 18, tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone. He went 1-0, 0.00 with 13 strikeouts and three walks in 13 2/3 innings in the DSL.
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