Arizona minor leaguer Jose Herrera suspended for stimulants

April 10, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Arizona catcher Jose Herrera has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for banned stimulants.

The 21-year-old tested positive for Methylhexaneamine and Oxilofrine, the commissioner's office said Tuesday.

Herrera hit .208 with one homer and 22 RBIs last year for Class A Kane County of the Midwest League and .429 with seven RBIs in eight games for the Arizona Rookie League Diamondbacks. He was 0 for 3 in one game for Kane County this season.

There have been 32 players suspended this year under the minor league drug program and six under the big league program: Houston pitcher Dean Deetz, Washington catcher Raudy Read, Pittsburgh pitcher Nik Turley, Kansas City outfielder Jorge Bonifacio, Toronto pitcher Thomas Pannone and Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco.


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