A Pair of Yankee Minor Leaguers Test Positive for PEDs


According to the AP, a pair of Yankee minor leaguers, pitcher Israel Tolentino and catcher Josue Rodriguez,  who were set to play in the Dominican Summer League  have been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for PEDs.

Tolentino tested positive for boldenone metabolite and Rodriguez for metabolites of stanozolol.

Thoughts: I don’t know much about the players or the drugs so there isn’t much to say. This isn’t a big hit to the  Yankees as there are literally hundreds of players over the years that have been in the Yankees system that never made it past the DSL. This isn’t necessarily the end of their career either, but it’ll probably be a while until we hear from either of these players again.


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