Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DSL pitcher Kelvin Santana busted for PEDs

The hits just keep on coming, eh? Courtesy of What the Heck, Bobby, we get this note, from Baseball America:

Two minor league free agents also were suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs: catcher Oscar Rodriguez, most recently of the Pirates organization, and righthander Kelvin Santana, who pitched in the Astros' Dominican Summer League club this past summer.

Santana, a 21-year old RHP, pitched for the first time in the Astros organization in 2011, having spent 2008-09 with Baltimore. He was presumably out of baseball in 2010. In 20.1IP (14G), Santana allowed 11H/0ER, 31K:13BB, for a 2-0 record, 0.00 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP, striking out 13.7 batters per nine innings.