Two Chicago Cubs minor leaguers have been suspended for testing positive for Stanozolol.
The two 50-game suspensions will take effect immediately.
Juancito De La Cruz, a right-handed pitcher for the Cubs Dominican Summer League team is 1-1 with a 6.30 ERA in 20 innings. Cruz has walked 20 while striking out 19.
Antonio Encarnacion, also a right-handed pitcher for the Cubs DSL team has been in the system for over three years but hasn’t seen the field in 2012.
With all the testing going on and the knowledge that's out there it really blows me away when you read about stuff like this. And considering everything that's gone on since the Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens debacle, you’d think we’d all learn by now.
With these two suspensions, this brings this year's total to 55.
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