Four Minor League players suspended

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

Milwaukee Brewers Minor League left-handed pitcher Tyler 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 Arizona League Brewers, will be effective at the start of the 2015 AZL season.

Baltimore Orioles Minor League third baseman Austin Anderson has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Program. The suspension of Anderson, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 SAL season.

San Francisco Giants Minor League right-handed pitcher Dylan Brooks 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 Brooks, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 SAL season.

Free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Tyler Gonzales has received a 100-game suspension without pay for refusing to take a drug test. The suspension of Gonzales will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.