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Thrylos
03-13-2012, 04:35 PM
Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela failed drug tests and suspended 50 games each. Both in the Dominican. Not word on whether street drugs or PEDs

Thrylos
03-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Seth Kaplan tweeted that they tested positive for "banned substance". I assume then PEDs

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Edit MLB.com has the story up and says:

Pitcher Yeison Florentino tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.
Pitcher Ezequiel Zarzuela tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

Seth Stohs
03-13-2012, 04:41 PM
According to Hardball Talk (http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/13/two-twins-minor-leaguers-suspended-for-peds/), two Twins Minor Leaguers have been suspended 50 games for testing postive to a banned substance. Both players played in the Dominican Summer League in 2011.

Yeison Florentino went 1-2 with 3 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 2011. In 25.2 innings, he gave up 22 hits, walked 15 and struck out 18. As an 18 year old in 2010, he was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA. In 16.2 innings, he gave up nine hits, walked 22 and struck out 11.

Ezequiel Zarzuela will be 21 years old throughout the 2012 season. In 2011, he went 3-2 with 3 saves and a 2.60 ERA. In 19 games and 34.2 innings, he gave up 30 hits, walked 19 and struck out 40. In 2010, he was 7-3 with a 2.68 ERA. In 53.2 innings, he gave up 50 hits, walked 20 and struck out 36.

Due to their advanced age in the DSL (yes, of 20 and 21), neither was considered a big prospect.

Kennys Vargas was suspended 50 games last year while playing with Elizabethton. His suspension carries into the 2012 season.

Thrylos
03-13-2012, 06:09 PM
Kennys Vargas was suspended 50 games last year while playing with Elizabethton. His suspension carries into the 2012 season.

To make that clear: Vargas did not take PEDs or steroids. He tested positive for Phenteramine, which is related to Ephedrin/Psudephedrine (the last one is Sudafed) and it is used for weight loss purposes as well as for "getting wired out" purposes. Ephedrin is also known as "greenies" in baseball cycles. That stuff used to be on the shelves of supermarkets and drug stores as diet pills, until people started dropping dead with heart attacks. Unrelated. I think that the last Twin who tested positive for 'rhoids, is good ol' Juannie

Seth Stohs
03-13-2012, 07:04 PM
For some reason, I think there were a couple others from the DSL 2-3 years ago.

Neinstein
03-13-2012, 07:56 PM
For some reason, I think there were a couple others from the DSL 2-3 years ago.

September 2nd, 2009
Jose Murillo 50 games for Boldenone
Francisco Nunez 50 games for Boldenone

foe-of-nin
03-14-2012, 11:07 PM
you sure know your drugs buddy

Neinstein
03-17-2012, 11:20 PM
you sure know your drugs buddy
yes sir, i do.

Debt Consolidation
03-22-2012, 07:44 AM
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