100-game suspension for Detroit Tigers pitcher
100-game suspension: Minor league pitcher Cesar Carrillo was handed a100-game suspension for violating baseball's drug prevention and treatment program.
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The Detroit Tigers say minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo has been suspended 100 games for violating baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
The team posted a release on its website Friday, saying the commissioner's office announced the suspension.
Carrillo's suspension is effective at the start of the season. He is currently on the roster of Erie, which is Detroit's Double-A affiliate.
Carrillo's name was included in a Miami New Times report earlier this year, when the alternative weekly newspaper said it had acquired records from a Florida clinic the paper said sold performance-enhancing drugs.
The Associated Press reported that New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez was also among the names found in the records. The report said that the notes of clinic chief Anthony Bosch list the players' names and the substances they received, including human growth hormone and steroids. Several unidentified employees and clients confirmed to the publication that the clinic distributed the substances, the paper said. The employees said that Bosch bragged of supplying drugs to professional athletes but they never saw the sports stars in the office.
Any player found by MLB to use banned, performance-enhancing substances, is subject to suspension.
Apparently the MLB investigation into the Biogensis case continues. But the Miami New Times outlines why it won't be handing over it's records to the MLB. "Sorry, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. We won't hand over records that detail the inner workings of Biogenesis, the controversial Coral Gables anti-aging clinic that allegedly supplied prohibited drugs to six professional baseball players, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez."
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