Aaron Cox And Silvestre Berroa Suspended For Violating The Minor League Drug Prevention

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Los Angeles Angels Minor League right-handed pitcher Aaron Cox, who is currently on the roster of the Single-A Burlington Bees of the Midwest League, has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Methylphenidate and its metabolite, a stimulant in violation of the program.

Free agent Minor League left-handed pitcher Silvestre Berroa has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone and metabolite, as well as metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension of Berroa will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization