Two New York Yankees' Prospects Suspended For Violating Drug Policy
Feb 21, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; A detailed view of New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) glove, hat and cleats during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Two members of the New York Yankees’ farm system have been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug policy.

According to Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media, two New York Yankees prospects have been suspended for violating the minor league drug policy.

Miller reports Edel Luaces and Erick Mendez will serve 50-game suspensions without pay for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. 

Luaces, who slashed .241/.340/.460 with an OPS of .800 and five home runs in 50 games for the GCL Yankees, tested positive for Amphetamine. The 22-year-old outfielder was taken by New York in this year’s June amateur draft.

His teammate, Mendez (20) tested positive for propylhexedrine, according to Miller, had a terrific year for which now gets an asterisk put next to it.

In 40 games for the GLC Yankees and Pulaski, the outfielder and designated hitter drove in 28 RBI while 41% of his total hits were extra-base hits (10 doubles, one triple, three home runs).

Luaces and Mendez were two of five minor leaguers to suspended on Tuesday afternoon by the Commissioner’s office for violating of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, according to Miller’s report.


H/T: Randy Miller, NJ Advance Media



 

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