Minor league pitchers for Reds & Red Sox suspended

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 22, 2012
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Atilano and Boston Red Sox right-hander Marco Duarte have been suspended 50 games each for violating baseball's minor league drug program. The commissioner's office announced Friday that Atilano was punished following a second violation for a drug of abuse, while Duarte was disciplined after testing positive for an amphetamine. The suspensions take effect immediately. Atilano, on the roster at Double-A Pensacola, has been on the disabled list most of the season. Drafted 35th overall by Atlanta in 2003, the right-hander went 6-7 with a 5.15 ERA in 16 major league starts for the Washington Nationals in 2010. Duarte is a combined 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA and two saves in 15 relief appearances for Double-A Portland and Class A Salem this year. This is his first season in the Red Sox system. There have been 49 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Jonny Gomes retires from baseball

Blue Jays GM: John Gibbons is ‘absolutely part of the solution’

Weak Canadian dollar could hurt NHL by as much as $200 million in revenue

Report: Pavel Datsyuk will join SKA of the KHL

Why Joe Mikulik should manage Braves for rest of 2016

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chelsea owns trademark to 'Jose Mourinho' name, complicating Mourinho’s move to Manchester United

Steelers' Ladarius Green sits out OTAs after ankle surgery

Dez Bryant: I’ll be ‘better than I was’ in 2014

Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

Steve Kerr admits Steph Curry ‘not quite where he needs to be’

Adrian Peterson says he is in the best shape of his life

According to college football recruits, flashy uniforms matter

Report: Marshawn Lynch has thought about return, Seahawks may not want him

Eugene Monroe calls for NFL to end marijuana ban

How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

John Elway: Losing both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler was ‘big surprise’

Ravens’ John Urschel earns straight A’s in four MIT classes

How Phil Kessel has thrived in Pittsburgh

Adams dealing with ‘testicular contusion’ after Green kick

Joey Votto booed by Dodgers fans for stomping paper airplane

Ten worst value contracts in the NFL

Klay Thompson embarrassingly thought Warriors had 40 assists

The NBA’s five most tortured playoff teams

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How disallowed goals can change the course of NHL games

The five most disappointing MLB teams this season

QUIZ: Identify these NHL Hall of Famers by their nicknames

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Sniping quotes highlight NHL conference finals animosity

QUIZ: Name every NBA franchise's original incarnation

The 15 biggest playoff upsets in NBA history

Cy Young Award contenders at the quarter mark of the season

QUIZ: Name the NHL franchises that have never won the Stanley Cup

How the goalies stack up in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker