Marlins Infielder Slapped With 80-Game Suspension For PEDs

The Major League Baseball Commissioner's Office has announced an 80-game suspension for violating MLB's drug program, for Miami Marlins' 21-year-old minor league infielder Carlos Santiago. 

Santiago, who was promoted from rookie ball to A-Ball last year, tested positive for Stanozolol.

In 2022, the Venezuelan infielder made his move up to Jupiter in Single-A after a hot start at the Rookie League Florida Coast League, where he had a .343 average and a .951 OPS in 16 games. At A-Ball, he struggled, hitting .237 with a .607 OPS.

Also receiving a ban from MLB was free agent 27-year-old minor league pitcher Dalton Moats, who gets a 50-game suspension for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. He spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays' Triple-A affiliate at Durham, where he had a 3.60 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 55 innings.

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