Mets minor league pitcher suspended 100 games

Updated: May 8, 2007, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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