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 Players that have been suspended for violations of the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program since it was established in 2005 (x-tested positive while on 40-man roster):
2013 (14)
Aug. 5 - New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez for 211 games from Aug. 8 through the remainder of the 2013 season and the 2014 seasons. Philadelphia LHP Antonio Bastardo, San Diego SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Texas OF Nelson Cruz, San Diego RHP Fautino De Los Santos (San Antonio-Texas), Houston LHP Sergio Escalona-x (Corpus Christi-Texas), New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez-x (Scranton/Wilkes-IL), Seattle C Jesus Montero, free agent LHP Jordan Norberto-x, Detroit SS Jhonny Peralta, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello-x (Binghamton-Eastern) and New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin-x (Las Vegas-PCL), 50 games each for violations of drug agreement and collective bargaining agreement.
July 29 - Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee, 65 games (remainder of season), violations of drug agreement and collective bargaining agreement.
2012 (8)
Nov. 27 - Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia, 25 games, amphetamine.
Nov. 7 - Yasmani Grandal, C, San Diego, 50 games, testosterone.
Nov. 2 - Ryan Adams, SS, Baltimore, 25 games, amphetamine.
Aug. 22 - Bartolo Colon, RHP, Oakland, 50 games, testosterone.
Aug. 15 - Melky Cabrera, OF, San Francisco, 50 games, testosterone.
June 25 - Marlon Byrd, OF, free agent, 50 games, Tamoxifen.
June 19 - Freddy Galvis, INF, Philadelphia, 50 games, Clostebol metabolite.
May 7 - Guillermo Mota, RHP, San Francisco, 100 games, Clenbuterol.
2011 (2)
Dec. 4 - Manny Ramirez, OF, free agent, 50 games, violation.
Aug. 19 - Mark Rogers, P, Milwaukee, stimulant.
Ramirez announcement of pending issue made on April 8 while with Tampa Bay, when he opted to retire. On Dec. 4, Ramirez applied for reinstatement from voluntary retired list. MLB and the MLBPA agreed that he would serve a 50-game suspension for his violation upon his reinstatement after signing with a new club.
2010 (2)
Aug. 20 - Ronny Paulino, C, Florida, 50 games, performance.
April 20 - Edinson Volquez, P, Cincinnati, 50 games, performance.
2009 (4)
May 7 - Manny Ramirez, OF, L.A. Dodgers, 50 games, banned substance.
March 23 - x-Kelvin Pichardo, P, San Francisco, 50 games, performance.
Jan. 6 - x-Sergio Mitre, P, N.Y. Yankees, 50 games, performance.
Jan. 6 - J.C. Romero, P, Philadelphia, 50 games, performance.
2008 (3)
Nov. 11 - x-Henry Owens, P, Florida, 50 games, performance.
May 28 - x-Humberto Cota, C, Colorado, 50 games, performance.
April 30 - x-Eliezer Alfonzo, C, San Francisco, 50 games, performance.
2007 (8)
Dec. 6 - Jay Gibbons, OF, Baltimore, 15 days, performance.
Dec. 6 - Jose Guillen, OF, Kansas City, 15 days, performance.
Nov. 27 - Dan Serafini, P, free agent, 50 games, performance.
Oct. 31 - Mike Cameron, OF, free agent, 25 games, stimulant.
Sept. 7 - Ryan Jorgensen, C, Cincinnati, 50 games, violation.
Aug. 3 - Neifi Perez, INF, Detroit, 80 games, stimulant.
July 6 - Neifi Perez, INF, Detroit, 25 games, stimulant.
May 7 - Juan Salas, P, Tampa Bay, 50 games, performance.
2006 (3)
Nov. 1 - Guillermo Mota, P, free agent, 50 games, performance.
June 12 - Jason Grimsley, P, Arizona, 50 games, performance.
April 28 - x-Yusaku Iriki, P, N.Y. Mets, 50 games, performance.
2005 (12)
Nov. 2 - Matt Lawton, OF, free agent, 10 days, performance.
Oct. 18 - Felix Heredia, P, N.Y. Mets, 10 days, performance.
Oct. 4 - Carlos Almanzar, P, Texas, 10 days, performance.
Sept. 7 - Mike Morse, INF-OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
Aug. 2 - Ryan Franklin, P, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
Aug. 1 - Rafael Palmeiro, INF, Baltimore, 10 days, performance.
July 8 - Rafael Betancourt, P, Cleveland, 10 days, performance.
May 2 - Juan Rincon, P, Minnesota, 10 days, unavailable.
April 26 - Jamal Strong, OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
April 20 - Agustin Montero, P, Texas, 10 days, unavailable.
April 11 - Jorge Piedra, OF, Colorado, 10 days, unavailable.
April 3 - Alex Sanchez, OF, Tampa Bay, 10 days, performance.
 

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