Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco, a former Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder, was suspended 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced Sunday.
The 24-year-old Dominican Republic native has played in the Twins organization since 2010. He was a Midwest League All-Star in 2013, the year he batted .308 with five homers, 32 doubles, 10 triples and 78 RBI in 115 games with the Kernels.
He made his major-league debut for the Twins in 2014. He played in five MLB games that year, and four MLB games in 2015. He played 69 MLB games in 2016 and spent the entire 2017 season at the big-league level. He batted .256 with 13 homers, 30 doubles, 74 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 133 games last year.