Ex-Snapper Salcedo suspended 144 games for PED

Adrian Salcedo pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2011. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Adrian Salcedo pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2011. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Former Beloit Snappers pitcher Adrian Salcedo was suspended for 144 games Wednesday after testing positive for Boldenone, a banned performance-enhancing substance. Here’s more from The Associated Press:

While with the Minnesota Twins organization last year, Salcedo was suspended for 80 games on April 29 following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Tamoxifen and the banned stimulant Heptaminol. He returned to make seven appearances in August at Double-A and Triple-A, then was suspended for 100 games on Sept. 1 following a positive test for Heptimonal.

Salcedo became a six-year minor-league free agent after the season and signed with the Dodgers in September. The suspension announced Wednesday will start after the 25-year-old right-hander finishes his current suspension.

Salcedo pitched for the Beloit Snappers in 2011, going 6-6 with a 2.93 ERA, 92 strikeouts and 27 walks in 135 innings (29 games/20 starts). Over eight minor-league seasons, he is 27-34 with a 3.31 ERA, five saves, 447 strikeouts and 124 walks in 540.1 innings (170 games/72 starts).

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