Mota and Sosa will serve 25-game suspensions at the commencement of the short-season New York-Penn League season. (They had tentatively been assigned to the organization's new Vermont affiliate.) The commissioner's office announced the penalties in a press release Friday, stating only that the two players had violated the game's drug program, without elaborating further.
The 24-year-old Mota, a righthander, appeared in six games for the Rookie-level Arizona League A's in ’09, notching a 6.14 ERA and 11-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 7 1/3 innings. He hails from El Seibo.
Sosa played third base (22 games) and shortstop (12) for short-season Vancouver in ’09. The 22-year-old, a native of San Pedro de Macoris, batted .213/.289/.326 with two homers and 10 doubles in 41 games.
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