D-backs minor league pitcher Jose Cabrera suspended for 80 games
Sep 2, 2023, 2:15 PM
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Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher Jose Cabrera was suspended for 80 games on Saturday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone.
The 21-year-old right-hander, who is in his third season with Arizona, was 4-9 with a 5.28 ERA in 23 starts this season for Class A Visalia and Hillsboro.
Pitching for Hillsboro of the Northwest League, Cabrera struck out nine batters over five no-hit innings on Friday at the Vancouver Canadians.
9 K (ties career high) pic.twitter.com/VM3J7HXoqN
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) September 2, 2023
The Diamondbacks signed Cabrera to a minor-league contract on Sept. 24, 2021.
Thirteen players have been disciplined under the minor league program this year.