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Tigers' Minor Leaguer suspended for PEDs

Tigers' Minor Leaguer suspended for PEDs

DETROIT -- The Tigers saw a suspension come down for performance enhancing drugs, but it didn't involve any Major League players. Minor League right-hander Juan Alcantara received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites Stanozolol, which is on the list of banned substances in the Minor League Drug Treatment and Prevention program.

Major League Baseball announced the suspension in a press release on Wednesday afternoon. By rule, suspensions for Minor League players begin immediately and cannot be appealed.


Alcantara, who turned 19 on Tuesday, posted a 4-1 record with a 2.33 ERA in eight starts this year for the Tigers' Dominican Summer League team. He struck out 38 batters in 38 2/3 innings with 12 walks and 35 hits allowed.

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.