• Veteran starter Joel Pineiro, released from the Angels' Triple-A affiliate on Saturday, was handed a 50-game suspension Monday after testing positive for "a prohibited stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program." Pineiro, the 35-year-old right-hander who pitched for the Angels from 2010-11, had a 7.48 ERA in four Triple-A starts.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.