Arizona Diamondbacks infield prospect Domingo Leyba has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for the PED Boldenone, Kyle Glazer of Baseball America and multiple sources reported on Friday.
Leyba, 24, was on the Dbacks’ 40-man roster and made his MLB debut on June 22, 2019. He appeared in eight Spring Training games this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks released the following statement: “We support MLB’s Joint Drug Agreement and the penalties for violating that policy. We were disappointed to learn of this news and hope that Domingo will take the time away from the game to reflect on his actions and learn from his mistakes.”
Leyba batted .280 with five RBIs in 21 games with Arizona last year. He batted .300 with 19 home runs and 77 RBIs in 112 games with Triple-A Reno.
The Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic native is entering his eighth season in professional baseball.
He was scouted and signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers as a 16-year-old during the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series, a program that provides baseball competitions for kids in underserved and diverse throughout the United States, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
Arizona acquired Leyba in 2014 in a three-team trade that sent starting pitcher Robbie Ray to the Diamondbacks, shortstop Didi Gregorious to the New York Yankees and reliever Shane Greene to the Tigers.
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