Office of the Commissioner Suspends Three Minor Leaguers

Devon TeepleAnalyst INovember 7, 2012

Photo: Melissa Sidebotham
Photo: Melissa Sidebotham

According to, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has once again handed down some suspensions. 

Jose Dominguez, a right-handed relief pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts, has spent five years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and has seen significant time on the mound. 

In 258 innings and 86 appearances, he has racked up 15 wins against 18 losses. His career ERA of 4.57 and 128 walks tells the story of his fringe-MLB play.

Unfortunately, Dominguez is in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and he has been suspended for 25 games without pay. His suspension will begin next season. 

MLB and Bud Selig may be criticized for turning a blind eye to the steroid issues of the late '90s, but people continue to get busted.

Emerson Martinez and Luis Valenzuela, who were the two other players suspended along with Dominguez, are two minor league free agents who tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. Their suspensions will take effect if and when they sign with another major league organization. 

It’s still unfortunate that the suspensions keep happening, but when players like Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon get suspended, people take notice. 

You may not like what Bud Selig did in the past, but he is definitely making up for it now.

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