Two Red Sox Minor League Pitchers Draw 50-Game Suspensions

Two Red Sox minor league pitchers will miss 50 games after drawing suspensions for violating baseball’s drug program.

High Class A Salem lefthander Miguel Pena failed a second test for a drug of abuse and faces a 50-game suspension without pay. The 22-year-old made three starts for Salem this season and went 1-1, 3.46 with seven strikeouts, three walks and 17 hits allowed in 13 innings. The Red Sox selected Pena from San Jacinto (Texas) JC in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.

Dominican Summer League righthander Gerson Bautista tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol and also earned a 50-game suspension.