NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has suspended three minor league pitchers after they tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
The sentences were announced on Friday.
Melvy Acosta, a 27-year-old right-hander from St. Paul was suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. Acosta played for three minor league teams this year, going 3-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 26 appearances.
Jenderson Caraballo, 22, a right-hander on the Dominican Summer League White Sox’s roster, received a 60-game suspension for testing positive for stanozolol.
Bradin Cibrian, a 21-year-old right-hander on the Dominican Summer League Brewers roster, was suspended 60 games after testing positive for stanozolol.
Acosta’s suspension is effective immediately, while the penalties for Caraballo and Cipriani will take effect at the start of their 2023 seasons.