NEW YORK (AP) Cardinals catcher Cody Stanley has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Stanley spent most of this season at Triple-A Memphis, but was promoted to St. Louis when major league rosters expanded on Sept. 1. It is the seventh suspension announced this year under the big league program.
Stanley went 4 for 10 with three RBIs in nine games with the NL Central leaders.
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Major League Baseball says Stanley tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The suspension is effective immediately.
The league announced the punishment on Sunday.