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.

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

Boston Red Sox Minor League shortstop Ricardo Cubillan has received a 76-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program. The suspension of Cubillan, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 NYPL season.

San Francisco Giants Minor League right-handed pitcher Ethan Miller has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Program. The suspension of Miller, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League, will be effective at the start of the 2015 NWL season.

Free agent Minor League first baseman Tanner Norton 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 Norton will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.