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Twins minor leaguer Jonatan Hinojosa suspended 50 games for PED use

Apr 26, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

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USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that Twins minor league infielder Jonatan Hinojosa has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone. Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid commonly used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The athletic benefits of the drug include muscle growth, increased bone density, and increased red blood cell production.

The Twins signed Hinojosa as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. The 21-year-old is in A-ball with Cedar Rapids of the Midwest League for the first time in his professional career. He went hitless in the only game he has played thus far on April 23.

  1. keltictim - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Ummm Rachel? Hello Rachel?

  2. 13arod - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    too many player are taking steroids mlb and milb need to come up with way harsher suspensions

    • ptfu - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Why harsher suspensions?

  3. garypagetwo - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I’d be on drugs to if i knew i might get called up to Minnesota

  4. wilmyers09 - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    too many PEDs players

    • jwbiii - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:40 PM

      If you passed a law to oppose something you dislike and in nine years, the incidence of that particular transgression was reduced by 65%, wouldn’t you say that the law and the sanctions imposed were a success?

    • Cris E - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      Nonsense. Minnesota is doing important work in the postmenopausal women’s community and I think they should be praised for their efforts.

  5. wilmyers09 - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    ptfu harsher suspensions would make players less likely to take PEDs

    • Cris E - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      Not true. Guys who can’t even afford an H got nothing to lose. If your choice was missing the rest of the year for a suspension vs missing the rest of the year because you were cut there’s no difference between 50 and 500 games.

  6. shanabartels - Apr 26, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Menopause is rough, you guys. Let’s have some empathy.

  7. metalhead65 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    well if he ever makes it to the majors he can be sure he has craig’s full support and hall of fame vote!

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