2 minor leaguers suspended for drug violations

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Two minor leaguers have been suspended for violating baseball's drug program.

The commissioner's office announced Wednesday that Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jose Brito and New York Mets outfielder Hengelbert Rojas have each been banned for 50 games.

Both players were in the Dominican Summer League. Their penalties will take effect at the start of next season.

Brito tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. Rojas tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol and Nandrolone.

There have been 90 suspensions under the minor league drug program this year and five in the big league program.