Four minor league players were suspended Tuesday by the commissioner's office for violating the league's drug policies, including Tigers farmhand Timo Perez.
Perez, who helped the Mets reach the World Series in 2000, was slapped with a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Ritalinic Acid and Methylphenidate, which are attention deficit disorder treatments. The 36-year-old hit .304/.344/.410 at Triple-A Toledo this year. A's outfielder Mitch LeVier, a ninth-round pick in 2008, got 50 games for a second violation for using a drug of abuse. Oscar Rodriguez, formerly of the Pirates organization, and Kelvin Santana, who pitched for the Astros' Dominican Summer League club over the summer, were suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs. Tue, Oct 4, 2011 10:27:00 PM