Guardians minor league LHP Jaime Arias suspended 80 games for positive drug test

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NEW YORK — Cleveland Guardians left-hander Jaime Arias was suspended for 80 games on Friday by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug under the minor league drug program.

The 21-year-old tested positive for GW1516, a substance that modifies how a body metabolizes fat, the commissioner’s office said.

Arias is 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA in six starts and six relief appearances for double-A Akron of the Eastern League.

Nine players have been disciplined under the minor league program this year.

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