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Blue Jays minor-league pitcher Jose Brito gets 50-game ban for doping

The Toronto Blue Jays’ logo is seen in Toronto on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.


Another minor-league pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays' system has been suspended for a doping violation.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Jose Brito has been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. Brito is currently on the roster of the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays.

The ban comes a week after Blue Jays pitching prospect Marcus Stroman was suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug Methylhexaneamine.

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Also Wednesday, New York Mets minor-league outfielder Hengelbert Rojas was suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for both of and Nandrolone.

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