Cardinals minor league pitcher Yeison Medina suspended 50 games for positive stimulant test



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NEW YORK — St. Louis right-hander Yeison Medina has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for the banned stimulant heptaminol under baseball's minor league drug program.

Medina turns 22 on Oct. 2. He was 4-1 with a 1.64 ERA in 19 relief appearances this year for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

The suspension will begin at the start of next season. There have been 57 suspensions this year under the minor league program and five under the big league program.

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