The Detroit Tigers announced today that minor league pitcher Cesar Carrillo was suspended for 100 games without pay by the office of the commissioner for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
Carrillo is currently on the roster of the Erie SeaWolves.
The right-handed Carrillo went 1-3 in six appearances (five starts) for Erie last season. He had a 9.00 ERA in 20 innings pitched.
The suspension is effective at the start of the season.
The Associated Press reported that Carillo’s name was included in a Miami New Times report earlier this year, when the alternative weekly newspaper said it had acquired records from a Florida clinic the paper said sold performance-enhancing drugs.
– Rick Green (follow me @ETNrgreen)