Robert Rodriguez, an outfielder who hit .176 in 52 games for the Mariners’ Dominican Summer League team in 2009, has been suspended for 50 games.
According to a press release from the commissioner’s office, Rodriguez was suspended
“after testing positive for metabolites of Methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance, and having an elevated T/E ratio in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.”
The suspension of Rodriguez will be effective at the start of next season. In 131 at-bats, Rodriguez had no homers and 22 RBIs this past season. Rodriguez, from Bani, Dominican Republic, is 19.