SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — Major League Baseball (MLB) suspended San Francisco Giants pitcher Gregory Santos for 80 games without pay under the league’s drug program on Tuesday following a positive test for Stanozolol.
The 21-year-old right-hander made his big league debut on April 22 and was 0-2 with a 22.50 ERA in two innings over three games when he was optioned to the minors six days later.
He is 1-1 with a 5.17 ERA in 14 relief appearances for Triple-A Sacramento.
Santos will lose about half his salary, which is $46,600 while in the minor leagues and the $570,500 minimum while in the major leagues.
He became the third player suspended this year under the major league program, after Miami pitcher Paul Campbell and Colorado third baseman Colton Werker.