Pedro Lopez suspended for use of performance enhancers
Nationals minor league shortstop Pedro Lopez and three other minor leaguers each received 50-game suspensions for use of banned performance enhancing substances, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today.
Lopez, who tested positive for Formestane, is currently with Class AAA Syracuse and was batting .216 with one homer and 11 RBI in 58 games.
The other players suspended were Pittsburgh pitcher Jose Acosta, Detroit first baseman Cesar Nicolas and free agent Jorge Castillo. The suspensions of Lopez, Acosta and Nicolas are effective immediately. Castillo's suspension will begin upon his signing with a big league organization.
July 27, 2010; 5:23 PM ET
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