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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Three minor leaguers suspended

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Two players in the Venezuelan Summer League and another minor leaguer in rookie ball have been suspended 50 games each for drug violations.

The three penalties were announced Thursday by the commissioner's office.

Philadelphia right-hander Gustavo Armas was suspended after testing positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone. Detroit shortstop Moises Bello was suspended after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone.

Chicago White Sox catcher Nicholas Parent was banned after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He is on the roster of Bristol in the Appalachian League.

There have been 47 suspensions this year under the minor league program and 15 under the major league program.