NEW YORK -- Another pitcher in the New York Mets' minor
league system was suspended Wednesday after testing positive for a
Lino Urdaneta will miss 50 games for violating the minor league
The 27-year-old Venezuelan appeared in two games for the Mets
this season, allowing one run on two hits in one inning. He also
appeared in 10 games for Triple-A New Orleans, recording six saves
in 12 1/3 innings.
"It's something you don't want to deal with, but we are," Mets
general manager Omar Minaya said.
Last week, pitcher Jorge Reyes was suspended for 100 games for a
second violation of the drug policy. 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.
Mets reliever Guillermo Mota currently is serving a 50-game major league suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. He's eligible to return to the team on May 30.