Five minor league pitchers suspended

NEW YORK -- Five minor league pitchers in the Dominican Summer League have been suspended 50 games each after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Eliseo Batista from the New York Yankees organization, Marcos Coca and Daniel DelaCruz from the Philadelphia Phillies system, Ruben Mejia from the San Diego Padres system and Jose Williams of the Cincinnati Reds organization were penalized Friday.

The suspensions of all five players will start at the opening of the 2011 Dominican Summer League season.