MLB Drug Suspensions

Updated: May 8, 2009, 7:13 AM ET
Associated Press

Players that have been suspended for violations of the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program since it was established in 2005:

2009

May 7 -- Manny Ramirez, OF, L.A. Dodgers, 50 games, banned substance.

March 23 -- x-Kelvin Pichardo, P, San Francisco, 50 games, performance.

Jan. 6 -- x-Sergio Mitre, P, N.Y. Yankees, 50 games, performance.

Jan. 6 -- J.C. Romero, P, Philadelphia, 50 games, performance.

2008

Nov. 11 -- x-Henry Owens, P, Florida, 50 games, performance.

May 28 -- x-Humberto Cota, C, Colorado, 50 games, performance.

April 30 -- x-Eliezer Alfonzo, C, San Francisco, 50 games, performance.

2007

Dec. 6 -- Jay Gibbons, OF, Baltimore, 15 days, performance.

Dec. 6 -- Jose Guillen, OF, Kansas City, 15 days, performance.

Nov. 27 -- Dan Serafini, P, free agent, 50 games, performance.

Oct. 31 -- Mike Cameron, OF, free agent, 25 games, stimulant.

Sept. 7 -- Ryan Jorgensen, C, Cincinnati, 50 games, violation.

Aug. 3 -- Neifi Perez, INF, Detroit, 80 games, stimulant.

July 6 -- Neifi Perez, INF, Detroit, 25 games, stimulant.

May 7 -- Juan Salas, P, Tampa Bay, 50 games, performance.

2006

Nov. 1 -- Guillermo Mota, P, free agent, 50 games, performance.

June 12 -- y-Jason Grimsley, P, Arizona, 50 games, performance.

April 28 -- x-Yusaku Iriki, P, N.Y. Mets, 50 games, performance.

2005

Nov. 2 -- Matt Lawton, OF, free agent, 10 days, performance.

Oct. 18 -- Felix Heredia, P, N.Y. Mets, 10 days, performance.

Oct. 4 -- Carlos Almanzar, P, Texas, 10 days, performance.

Sept. 7 -- Mike Morse, INF-OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.

Aug. 2 -- Ryan Franklin, P, Seattle, 10 days, performance.

Aug. 1 -- Rafael Palmeiro, INF, Baltimore, 10 days, performance.

July 8 -- Rafael Betancourt, P, Cleveland, 10 days, performance.

May 2 -- Juan Rincon, P, Minnesota, 10 days, unavailable.

April 26 -- Jamal Strong, OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.

April 20 -- Agustin Montero, P, Texas, 10 days, unavailable.

April 11 -- Jorge Piedra, OF, Colorado, 10 days, unavailable.

April 3 -- Alex Sanchez, OF, Tampa Bay, 10 days, performance .

Major League Violations

2009 -- 4

2008 -- 3

2007 -- 8

2006 -- 3

2005 -- 12

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x-Tested positive while on the 40-man roster.

y-Was released by Arizona on June 7; suspension would begin upon his placement to a 40-man roster.


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