Minor League Baseball

Diamondbacks minor leaguer suspended 100 games

New York, NY (Sports Network ) - Arizona Diamondbacks minor league pitcher Angel Rocha was suspended for 100 games for a second violation of the drug prevention and treatment program.

The 21-year-old Rocha was suspended for 15 games last year.

"We understand and support the Commissioner's policy on this matter, and agree with the importance and impact of the proper enforcement," Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes said in a statement. "We will continue to make education a top priority for our players at all levels of our system."

Four other minor league players were given 50-game suspensions for a first offense: Angels pitcher Karl Jelinas, New York Mets pitcher Jorge Reyes, St. Louis outfielder Yonathan Sivira and San Diego pitcher Matthew Varner.

04/18 21:09:18 ET

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