Five Minor League players suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that five Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League outfielder Theo Alexander has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Program. The suspension of Alexander, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 Pioneer League season.

Dodgers Minor League left-handed pitcher Robert Carson has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Program. The suspension of Carson, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 PCL season.

Free agent Minor League right-handed pitchers Kramer Champlin and Kyle Simon have each received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Program. The suspensions of Champlin and Simon will be effective immediately upon their signing with another Major League organization.

Free agent Minor League left-handed pitcher Chad James has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Program. The suspension of James will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.