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.
Oakland Athletics Minor League left-handed pitcher Brandon Mann has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ostarine, a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) and performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program. The suspension of Mann, who is currently on the roster of the Triple-A Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League, will be effective at the start of the 2016 PCL season.
Atlanta Braves Minor League right-handed pitcher Richie Tate has received a 100-game suspension without pay following a third positive test for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Tate, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League, will be effective at the start of the 2016 Carolina League season.