Seven minor league players draw drug suspensions

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses questions from reporters. (Charles Rex/AP)

NEW YORK — Seven minor league baseball players have been suspended for drug violations.

The commissioner’s office announced the penalties Monday.

New York Yankees right-hander Rodrigo Garcia, on the roster of their rookie-level Dominican Summer League affiliate, was suspended 72 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances Stanozolol and Nandrolone.

Oakland second baseman Justin Jones, on the roster of the rookie-level Arizona League Athletics, was banned 56 games after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance. Boston shortstop Deiner Lopez, with Double-A Portland, was penalized 50 games for a positive test of Amphetamine, a stimulant.

Four players each drew 72-game bans after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. They were Milwaukee right-hander, on the roster in the Dominican Summer League and three free agents — shortstop Yeison Estevez, outfielder Andres Martinez and right-hander Adolfo Molina.

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