Nats minor leaguer suspended for PEDs
NEW YORK (AP)
A minor league catcher in the Washington Nationals' system has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Adrian Nieto was penalized Thursday. He is the fourth player suspended this year under the minor league drug program.
The 21-year-old switch-hitter batted .195 in 60 games with Class A Hagerstown last year. The suspension will begin at the start of this season.
Nieto was born in Cuba and left as a young boy. The Nationals picked him in the fifth round of the 2008 draft.