Minor League Free Agent Faces Suspension

Former Giants minor league righthander Rafael Martinez faces a 50-game suspension if and when he signs with a new organization. He refused to take a test, which is a violation of the drug prevention and treatment program.

Martinez qualified for and was granted minor league free agency a week ago. Signed by the Giants in October 2005, he spent four seasons in the Dominican Summer League, one in the Rookie-level Arizona League and this season with short-season Salem-Keizer, for whom he made 13 relief appearances.