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MLB prospect suspended 80 games for PEDs

Aug 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; A general view of the MLB logo with Colorado Rockies batting gear on it during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Colorado Rockies won 12-9. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Tim Heitman, USA Today Sports

An MLB prospect in the Oakland Athletics organization has tested positive for PED use. John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday that Eric Marinez, a prospect for the Class A Stockton Ports, tested positive for clomiphene and will serve an 80-game suspension.

In 22 games for Stockton, Marinez hit .234/.289/.338. A season ago, he hit .278/.341/.359 in 114 games for the Beloit Snappers.

Marinez is second professional baseball player to test positive in 2018. Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco is also serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive in March.