The Commissioner's office announced the suspensions of three minor leaguers Monday, only one of them a Dominican. That was righthander Robinson Fabian, formerly of the Nationals organization. The current free agent received a 25-game suspension for violating the minor league drug and prevention program, a suspension that becomes effective when he signs with another club.
Phillies lefthander Ryan Sasaki received a 50-game suspension for an elevated testosteron/epitestosterone ratio. He didn't pitch last year after being a 13th-round pick in 2009 out of an Austin, Texas, high school. He signed for $100,000 and pitched in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in '09.
Also suspended for 50 games was Royals infielder Justin Trapp, who had opened the season on the roster for low Class A Kane County. The South Carolina prep product hit .269/.346/.323 in 2010 at Rookie-level Idaho Falls, with 21 stolen bases. He signed for $125,000 as a 34th-round pick in 2009 and tested positive for Phentermine.
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