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Mets minor league pitcher suspended 100 games

5/8/2007 - MLB New York Mets

NEW YORK -- A pitcher in the New York Mets' minor league
system was suspended Tuesday for 100 games by the commissioner's
office after testing positive for a performance-enhancing
substance.

Jorge Reyes is the 12th player to be suspended for violating the
minor league drug policy and the first to draw a 100-game
suspension for a second violation.

A 22-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, Reyes made one
start this season for Class-A Savannah of the South Atlantic
League, allowing no runs on four hits in five innings.

"The Mets are disappointed that a member of our organization
has violated Major League Baseball's policy," the team said.