Dominican Summer League players tested positive for PEDsThe Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball, which is played in the Dominican Republic. The league consists of thirty-three teams in four different divisions. The league was founded in 1985. Games start from June until the end of August.

A recent announcement was recently made by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, stating that DSL Cubs pitcher, Eric Martinez and Gregorio Robles, an outfielder, both tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Each of the players will receive fifty-game suspensions in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Robles was found positive for boldenone and clomiphene use, while Martinez tested positive for Stanozolol.

Boldenone is an anabolic steroid mainly used for veterinary purposes. It is commonly known under the names Equipoise, Ganabol, Equigan and Ultragan. Clomiphene or more commonly known as Clomid is a selective estrogen receptor. Stanozolol on the other hand is commonly sold under the trade name Winstrol.

Just last month, ten players were also found to test positive for performance-enhancing drugs. All ten players also received fifty-game suspensions. Among those included were Oakland A’s pitchers Alex Nolasco and Alexis Juma.

The total number of suspended Dominical Summer League players went up to 52 for the 2009 season.

According to Minor League Baseball:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that DSL Cubs pitcher Eric Martinez and outfielder Gregorio Robles have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.