Nats minor leaguer suspended for PEDs Washington Nationals-minor-leaguer-suspended-for-performance enhancing drugs By AP Feed FoxSports Feb 3, 2011 at 12:00a ET 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.