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Two Twins Minor Leaguers Suspended 50 Games for Banned Substance

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#1 Thrylos

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:35 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
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

Seth Kaplan tweeted that they tested positive for "banned substance". I assume then PEDs --- 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.
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#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:41 PM

According to Hardball Talk, 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.

Edited by Seth Stohs, 13 March 2012 - 03:51 PM.


#4 Thrylos

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:09 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
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#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

For some reason, I think there were a couple others from the DSL 2-3 years ago.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

For some reason, I think there were a couple others from the DSL 2-3 years ago.


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#7 foe-of-nin

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

you sure know your drugs buddy

#8 Neinstein

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:20 PM

you sure know your drugs buddy

yes sir, i do.
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