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Minor leaguers Roney, Vasquez suspended for positive doping tests

Minor leaguers Roney, Vasquez suspended for positive doping tests

Minor league pitchers Matt Roney and Sendy Vasquez were suspended for 50 games after positive doping tests.
Roney, a 27-year-old right-hander, is 2-0 with an 0.90 ERA in five relief appearances at the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate Syracuse. He signed with Toronto last November and was sent outright to the minors on March 22. He was penalized for testing positive for a drug of abuse under Major League Baseball's minor league drug-testing program and his suspension began on Saturday, the commissioner's office said on Monday.
He has a 1-10 record in the major leagues, going 1-9 in 11 starts and 34 relief appearances for the Detroit Tigers in 2003 and 0-1 in three relief appearances for the Oakland Athletics last year.
In addition, Detroit right-hander Vasquez, from the Dominican Republic, was penalized for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance under the minor league program and was suspended for 50 games, starting last Friday.
In four starts at Class A Lakeland, he was 0-3 with an 8.20 ERA.


Updated : 2021-05-16 14:30 GMT+08:00