Julio Gonzalez Suspended For PEDs

Julio Gonzalez, a second baseman in the Rangers’ farm system, has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Gonzalez, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, turns 20 on Dec. 27. He hit .253/.337/.304 in 79 at-bats in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2007, his first professional season in the United States. Gonzalez signed with the Rangers out of the Dominican Republic.