- Wallace Matthews, ESPNNewYork.com
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Yankees farmhand Amaury Sanit, a 30-year-old right-hander with the club's Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre affiliate, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.
Sanit, a Cuban émigré with a 1-2 record and 8.69 ERA as a relief pitcher, tested positive for Mephentermine, according to a release from Major League Baseball.
The substance is described as a "cardiac stimulant" with effects similar to ephedrine, a banned drug used as a stimulant and appetite suppressant. Sanit was in spring training with the Yankees this spring, appearing in seven games.
Yankees farmhand Amaury Sanit has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance.