Two minor leaguers suspended

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJuly 25, 2013


Two minor league pitchers were suspended by Major League Baseball on Thursday for violations of the substance abuse policy.
Delvin Hiciano, a right-hander in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization, received a 50-game suspension without pay that begins immediately after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He currently is on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Pirates.
Eric Smith, a right-hander in the Arizona Diamondbacks' system, also was given a 50-game suspension without pay that starts right away after a second violation for what baseball labels a drug of abuse. Smith was with Double-A Mobile in the Southern League at the time of the suspension.