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Two Red Sox minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 17, 2013 05:09 PM

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This from MLB:

The Commissioner's Office announced Wednesday that two Red Sox minor leaguers have been suspended for violating baseball's minor league drug policy.

Righthanded pitcher Gerson Bautista, who is on the roster for the Red Sox' Dominican Summer League team, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. His suspension is effective at the start of the summer league season.

Lefthanded pitcher Miguel Pena, who is with Single A Salem in the Carolina League, was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for "a drug of abuse," according to MLB. His suspension begins immediately. Pena was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three starts this season.

Pena had a 2.95 earned run average for low Single A Greenville last season and was part of a combined no-hitter. He was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA for Single A Salem this season.

Pena, a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft, is generally listed among the top 30-40 prospects in the organization.

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