Aderly De La Cruz And Luillyn Guillen, Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers, Test Positive For Steroids, Suspended

First Posted: 07/14/11 06:19 PM ET Updated: 09/13/11 06:12 AM ET

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THE CANADIAN PRESS -- NEW YORK, N.Y. - Right-hander Aderly De La Cruz and left-hander Luillyn Guillen, minor-league pitchers within the Toronto Blue Jays organization, were suspended for 50 games each following positive drug tests.

The two pitchers were playing in the Dominican Summer League and their suspensions are effective immediately.

De La Cruz tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone while Guillen tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

The suspensions bring to 38 the number that have been handed out under baseball's minor-league drug prevention and treatment program.

There have been no bans handed out as per the major league program however in April veteran slugger Manny Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays, a 12-time all-star, opted to retire than face a 100-game suspension after a second violation.

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