Magglio Ordonez Jr and Another Minor Leaguer Suspended

Magglio Ordonez Jr. and Holman Miranda have been suspended by Minor League Baseball for testing positive for use of banned substances.

The league’s official statement on the matter is as follows:

“The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

New York Yankees Minor League shortstop Holman Miranda has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension of Miranda, who is currently on the roster of one of the Club’s Dominican Summer League teams, will be effective at the start of next season.

Detroit Tigers Minor League outfielder Magglio Ordoñez, Jr. has received a 50-game suspension without pay following a second positive test for a Drug of Abuse. The suspension of Ordoñez, who is currently on the roster of the Club’s Gulf Coast League affiliate, will be effective at the start of next season”

If the name Ordonez rings a bell, it’s because he is the son of former All-Star outfielder Magglio Ordonez. Ordonez played for 15 years and was a five-time All Star and three-time Sliver Slugger winner. His son, however, at just 19, struggled mightily in 19 games with the Tigers Gulf Coast League rookie team, hitting a paltry .108 with three runs batted in.

It’s not a great start for Ordonez Jr., who has already gotten suspended once before for breaking the joint drug agreement.

Holman Miranda is a 17-year-old shortstop in the New York Yankees farm system. In 40 games with the Yankees Dominican Summer League team, Miranda put up a .248/.358/.315 slash, but has yet to crack prospect status.

 

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