Minor League Baseball

 
             === Diamondbacks minor leaguer suspended 100 games ===
 
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network  ) -  Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher
 Angel  Rocha  was suspended for  100 games for a  second violation of the drug
 prevention and treatment program.
 
 The 21-year-old Rocha was suspended for 15 games last year.
 
 "We understand and support the Commissioner's policy on this matter, and agree
 with  the  importance and  impact  of  the proper  enforcement,"  Diamondbacks
 general  manager  Josh Byrnes said  in a statement.  "We will continue to make
 education a top priority for our players at all levels of our system."
 
 Four  other  minor league players  were given  50-game suspensions for a first
 offense:  Angels pitcher  Karl Jelinas, New York Mets pitcher Jorge Reyes, St.
 Louis outfielder Yonathan Sivira and San Diego pitcher Matthew Varner.
 
 04/18 21:09:18 ET

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