The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League first baseman Austin Byler has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Program. The suspension of Byler, who is currently on the roster of one of the rookie-level Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League, will be effective at the start of the 2016 Pioneer League season.
San Diego Padres Minor League right-handed pitcher Michael Dimock has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. The suspension of Dimock, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas of the Pacific Coast League, will be effective at the start of the 2016 PCL season.