Wilson Delgado Suspended For Banned Substances

By John Manuel
August 12, 2005

Marlins farmhand Wilson Delgado, with more than 250 games of major league experience, is the latest player suspended by the commissioner's office for violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

It's the second time this season Delgado has been suspended, with this punishment lasting 30 games. He was docked 15 games in May for the same offense.

Delgado, 33, has spent parts of nine seasons in the majors and was playing this year at Triple-A Albuquerque. A shortstop most of his career, he was the Isotopes' everyday second baseman and was hitting .285-6-37. He's a career .251 hitter in 542 major league at-bats.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball today announced that minor league player Wilson Delgado, under contract to the Florida Marlins, has been suspended for 30 games, effective today, for violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.