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Two Minor Leaguer 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.

          Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League shortstop Antonio Alvarez has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone. The suspension of Alvarez, who is currently on the roster of the rookie-level Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League, will be effective at the start of the 2014 Pioneer League season.

          Free agent Minor League right-handed pitcher Daryl Thompson has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second violation for a drug of abuse. The suspension of Thompson will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.

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