Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Duke von Shaumann, who is part of the Indians farm system, has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor-league drug program after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
The suspension will start at the beginning of the season.
The right-hander was acquired from the Dodgers last season. At Double-A Akron von Shaumann was 8-8 with a 4.20 ERA in 24 games with 20 being starts. He also started two games at Triple-A Columbus, where he went 1-0 with a 6.52 ERA.
Von Schamann is the son of former Dolphins kicker Uwe von Schamann.
Three other players were also handed 50 games for the same violation — Twins pitcher Hudson Boyd, pitcher Chris Capper, who is a free agent, and Texas outfielder Chris Grayson.