Major League Baseball have been releasing names of players who have received suspensions for positive drug tests.
The Dodgers have one player named Ivan Vieitez who received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Ritalinic Acid, which is a stimulant.
Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. broke the news earlier today:
Dodgers minor league RHP Ivan Vieitez, currently with @RCQuakes, suspended 50 games for testing positive for Ritalinic Acid, a stimulant
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) July 21, 2017
Vieitez was the Dodgers 27th round draft pick in 2015 out of Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina. The big right hander sits at 6’2″, 170 lbs.
Vieitez owns a career 4.79 earned run average between four levels of the Dodgers minor league system since 2015. He has bounced around between the starting rotation and the bullpen at all levels. He reached the Double-A Tulsa Drillers this season but struggled and was sent back down to High-A to play for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.\
There have been no other rumblings of more Dodger organization minor leaguers being suspended, but the league continues to release names day after day.
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