Mariners minor leaguer suspended

Apr 17, 2014, 2:23 PM | Updated: 2:43 pm

By Shannon Drayer

ARLINGTON, Texas – Major League Baseball announced that Mariners minor-league first baseman Ji-Man Choi has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance.

The Mariners have released the following statement:

“The Seattle Mariners are disappointed to learn of today’s suspension of AAA infielder Ji-Man Choi. The organization fully supports Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the Basic Agreement, the Mariners will have no further comment.”

Choi will be placed on the restricted list for the duration of the suspension which will open a spot on the Mariners 40-man roster.

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