MLB suspends 3 minor leaguers for drug offenses

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Major League Baseball has suspended three minor league pitchers for drug violations, including two in the Philadelphia Phillies system.

The other, New York Yankees right-hander Daniel Gil, received a 50-game ban after testing positive for the performance-enhancer Sibutramine. Gil is on the roster of the Single-A Tampa Yankees.

Phillies right-hander Ronald Mendez and left-hander Audrys Mora, who are on the roster of the team's Venezuelan Summer League affiliate, both received a 25-game suspension for violating the Minor League Drug Program.

All three suspensions will be effective beginning at the start of next season.