Jose Pasen Suspension: St. Louis Cardinals Minor Leaguer Forced To Sit 50 Games

On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that two minor league players have been suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. One of the two is pitcher Jose Pasen, who is a prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

St. Louis Cardinals Minor League pitcher Jose Pasen has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance. Pasen is currently on the roster of short-season Batavia of the New York-Penn League.

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Pasen was 4-4 with a 4.45 ERA with Johnson City in the Appalachian League in 2011. Batavia's season does not begin until June of this year.

For more on the St. Louis Cardinals, drop by the Cardinals blogs Viva El Birdos or swing by SB Nation's MLB news hub, Baseball Nation. For a deeper look at the statistics of baseball, check out the sabermetrics blog Beyond the Box Score.

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