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Two Dodgers minor league pitchers suspended for violating drug policy

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Reza Aleaziz and Juan Idrogo violated MiLB drug treatment & prevention policy

An official Rawlings Major League Baseball for the 2020 Major League Baseball season. Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

A pair of Dodgers minor league pitchers were suspended on Sunday for violating the minor league drug treatment and prevention program.

Juan Idrogo was suspended 72 games for testing positive for gw501516, a performance enhancing drug, while Reza Aleaziz was suspended 50 games for Amphetamine, a stimulant.

The Dodgers drafted Aleaziz in the 28th round in 2018 out of Oklahoma State, and he had a 2.37 ERA in 2019, mostly with rookie-level Ogden, with 34 strikeouts and 16 walks in 30⅓ innings. Two of his 25 appearances last year came in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Aleaziz, who turns 25 on July 11, was on the Class-A Great Lakes Loons roster this year.

Idrogo was signed as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela last July 2, and was on the Dodgers Dominican League summer league roster. He turns 18 on September 5.

Given that there will very likely be no minor league season this year, these suspensions will almost certainly be served in 2021.