Minor Leaguers Veras, Kiest Suspended For Drug Violations

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NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati pitcher Jose Veras has been suspended for 72 games under baseball’s minor league drug program and free agent pitcher Tanner Kiest has been banned 50 games.

Veras, a 22-year-old right-hander, tested positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, the commissioner’s office said Friday. He is with the Dominican Summer League Reds.

Kiest, a 21-year-old right-hander, had a second positive test for a drug of abuse. He pitched for the Gulf Coast League Phillies last season, and his suspension will start when he signs with a major league organization.

Twenty-five players have been suspended this year for violations of the minor league program.



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