Two Minor League players suspended

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.

Free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Tanner Kiest has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. The suspension of Kiest will be effective upon signing with another Major League organization.

Cincinnati Reds Minor League right-handed pitcher Jose Veras has received a 72-game suspension without pay following a positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program. The suspension of Veras, who is currently on the roster of one of the Club's Dominican Summer League teams, will be effective at the start of the 2016 DSL season.