PHILLIES MINOR LEAGUE prospect Ranger Suarez, who is on the roster of the team's Venezuelan Summer League squad, has been suspended 50 games for violating baseball's minor league drug program.
The commissioner's office announced Thursday that Suarez, a lefthanded pitcher, tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. His suspension is effective immediately. He had two saves in three appearances this season, striking out four in five scoreless innings.
Also, free-agent pitcher Daniel Cordero was suspended 50 games for the same violation. His punishment will begin as soon as he signs with a major league organization.