MLB prospect suspended 80 games for PEDs

By Michael Dixon
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.