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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.

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