Pitcher Cesar Carrillo was given his release by the Detroit Tigers, the organization said, after Carrillo served a 100-game suspension for violating baseball’s minor league drug program.
Carrillo’s suspension was effective at the start of the season. He was on the roster of the Erie SeaWolves.
Carrillo pitched in five games for the SeaWolves last season, compiling a 1-3 record and 9.00 earned-run average. He had 11 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched.
The Associated Press reported that Carrillo’s name was included in a Miami New Times report earlier this year, when the alternative weekly newspaper said it acquired records from a Florida clinic the paper said sold banned performance-enhancing drugs.