The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that three Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Detroit Tigers Minor League right-handed pitcher Tommy Collier has received a 100-game suspension without pay following a third positive test for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Collier, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League, will be effective upon the completion of his current suspension.
Free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Montreal Robertson has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Robertson will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.
Washington Nationals Minor League right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a metabolite of Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the program. The suspension of Rodriguez, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League, is effective immediately.