NEW YORK – Two former players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization have been suspended 50 games apiece after testing positive for an Amphetamine under the under baseball's minor league drug program.
Free agents Ryan Acosta, a right-hander, and Chris Retherford, a second baseman, were both suspended. Their bans will begin when they sign with an organization.
Acosta pitched for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga last year, and he has also pitched in the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees systems.
Retherford split last season between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga.
The suspensions bring the total to 24 this year under the minor league program.