Breaking: A couple of Twins minor leaguers fail drug tests and suspended
Yeison Florentino and Ezequiel Zarzuela failed drug tests and suspended 50 games each. Both in the Dominican. Not word on whether street drugs or PEDs
Two Twins Minor Leaguers Suspended 50 Games for Banned Substance
According to Hardball Talk, two Twins Minor Leaguers have been suspended 50 games for testing postive to a banned substance. Both players played in the Dominican Summer League in 2011.
Yeison Florentino went 1-2 with 3 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 2011. In 25.2 innings, he gave up 22 hits, walked 15 and struck out 18. As an 18 year old in 2010, he was 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA. In 16.2 innings, he gave up nine hits, walked 22 and struck out 11.
Ezequiel Zarzuela will be 21 years old throughout the 2012 season. In 2011, he went 3-2 with 3 saves and a 2.60 ERA. In 19 games and 34.2 innings, he gave up 30 hits, walked 19 and struck out 40. In 2010, he was 7-3 with a 2.68 ERA. In 53.2 innings, he gave up 50 hits, walked 20 and struck out 36.
Due to their advanced age in the DSL (yes, of 20 and 21), neither was considered a big prospect.
Kennys Vargas was suspended 50 games last year while playing with Elizabethton. His suspension carries into the 2012 season.