Two days ago, we wrote Philadelphia Phillies minor league prospect Zach Collier was suspended 50-games after testing positive for an amphetamine. But the former first-round selection wasn't alone, as three other minor league players received a 50-game suspension as well, all for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Blue Jays minor league outfielder Melvin Garcia received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for an amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance, MLB announced. The suspension will be effective at the start of next season.
The 19-year-old Garcia is hitting .192/.263/.267 in 133 plate appearances this season with 2 homers for the club's Gulf Coast League.
The other two of the four suspensions came to free agent right-handed pitcher Alejandro Montas and free agent catcher Gustavo Parra, both tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, MLB announced. Montas and Parra both played Rookie ball for the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the season, but were released later in the season before the suspensions.