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Tigers farmhand Cesar Carrillo suspended 100 games for violating minor league drug policy

Double A Erie pitcher Cesar Carrillo was reportedly suspended due to his name surfacing in the PED scandal surrounding Biogensis, currently under investigation by MLB.


The Detroit Tigers announced farmhand Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games without pay due to violating Major League Baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program. The suspension will be effective at the start of the 2013 season.

Carrillo is in no way considered a prospect by the Tigers. At 28 years of age, the right-handed starter is minor league level roster filler.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal sources report Carrillo's suspension is related to his "name surfacing in Biogenesis documents." MLB currently has an ongoing investigation into Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis Clinic in Miami, several major and minor league players are believed to have ties to the anti-aging clinic. This includes Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who was not directly linked to PED's though his name was found in clinic records.

A former first round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 2005, Carrillo suffered an arm injury requiring Tommy John Surgery in 2007. He made it to the big leagues for a cup of coffee with the Padres in August of 2009.

Released by the Padres in 2010, Carrillo has bounced around baseball ever since as an organizational pitcher, spending time in the Phillies' and Astros' minor league systems.

The Tigers signed Carrillo as a minor league free agent in 2012. He did not impress, posting a 3-6 record and 6.23 ERA in 12 appearances split between Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie. Carrillo is currently listed on the Erie roster.