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Minor-league P Yepez suspended 50 games

Another Rays minor-leaguer was suspended for drug-related reasons, RHP Angel Yepez getting a 50-game ban after testing positive for "metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance,'' according to an MLB release.

Yepez, 18, is in his first pro season and pitching in the Venezuelan Summer League.

He is the ninth Rays minor-leaguer to be suspended for drug-related reasons since the start of last season. RHP Jose Disla, a 17-year-old on the Dominican Summer League roster, was suspended last month.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:37pm]


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