Players that have been suspended for violations of the Major League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program since 2005 when testing with penalties for first violations began (x-tested positive while on 40-man roster):
2019 (6 players)
June 21 — Frankie Montas, RHP, Oakland, 80 games, ostarine.
May 2 — Mike Marjama, C, Retired Free Agent, 80 games, oxandrolone.
May 1 — x-Logan Webb, RHP, San Francisco, 80 games, dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.
March 12 — Francis Martes, RHP, Houston, 80 games, clomiphene.
Aug. 17 — Miguel Tejada, INF, Kansas City, 105 games, amphetamine. Tejada previously tested positive under the league’s amphetamine policy. That subjected him to a 25-game ban for a second test and an 80-game suspension for a third.
Aug. 5 — Alex Rodriguez, 3B, New York Yankees, 211 games from Aug. 8 through the remainder of the 2013 season and the 2014 seasons (reduced to 162 games — the 2014 season). Philadelphia LHP Antonio Bastardo, San Diego SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Texas OF Nelson Cruz, San Diego RHP Fautino De Los Santos (San Antonio-Texas), Houston LHP Sergio Escalona-x (Corpus Christi-Texas), New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez-x (Scranton/Wilkes-IL), Seattle C Jesus Montero, free agent LHP Jordan Norberto-x, Detroit SS Jhonny Peralta, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello-x (Binghamton-Eastern) and New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin-x (Las Vegas-PCL), 50 games each for violations of drug agreement and collective bargaining agreement.
July 29 — Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee, 65 games (remainder of season), violations of drug agreement and collective bargaining agreement.
Nov. 27 — Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia, 25 games, amphetamine.
Ramirez announcement of pending issue made on April 8 while with Tampa Bay, when he opted to retire. On Dec. 4, Ramirez applied for reinstatement from voluntary retired list. MLB and the MLBPA agreed that he would serve a 50-game suspension for his violation upon his reinstatement after signing with a new club.
Aug. 20 — Ronny Paulino, C, Florida, 50 games, performance.
April 20 — Edinson Volquez, P, Cincinnati, 50 games, performance.
Oct. 4 — Carlos Almanzar, P, Texas, 10 days, performance.
Sept. 7 — Mike Morse, INF-OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
Aug. 2 — Ryan Franklin, P, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
Aug. 1 — Rafael Palmeiro, INF, Baltimore, 10 days, performance.
July 8 — Rafael Betancourt, P, Cleveland, 10 days, performance.
May 2 — Juan Rincon, P, Minnesota, 10 days, unavailable.
April 26 — Jamal Strong, OF, Seattle, 10 days, performance.
April 20 — Agustin Montero, P, Texas, 10 days, unavailable.
April 11 — Jorge Piedra, OF, Colorado, 10 days, unavailable.
April 3 — Alex Sanchez, OF, Tampa Bay, 10 days, performance.
Prior to Joint Drug Agreement
March 19, 2004 — Tampa Bay outfielder Josh Hamilton suspended for 2004 season for failure to comply with baseball’s drug treatment and prevention program.
Feb. 17, 2004 — Tampa Bay outfielder Josh Hamilton suspended for 30 days for failure to comply with baseball’s drug treatment and prevention program.
Feb. 28, 2000 — Strawberry suspended for one year following a positive test for cocaine on Jan. 19.
June 18, 1999 — Strawberry, with the Yankees on a minor league contract, suspended for 120 days retroactive to his April 14 arrest in Tampa, Fla., on cocaine possession and solicitation charges he pleaded no contest to. On Aug. 2, commissioner Bud Selig said suspension will end after Aug. 3.
Aug. 18, 1997 — Anaheim Angels outfielder Tony Phillips suspended indefinitely by the team following his Aug. 10 arrest in Los Angeles on felony possession of cocaine. Following a grievance hearing on Aug. 20, Bloch immediately lifted the suspension.
Feb. 6, 1995 — San Francisco Giants outfielder Darryl Strawberry suspended for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine in samples taken Jan. 17 and Jan. 18. Giants immediately released Strawberry.
Nov. 15, 1994 — Gooden, who became a free agent on Oct. 24, suspended for 1995 for violating his aftercare program, reportedly testing positive for cocaine while on suspension.
June 28, 1994 — New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days violating his aftercare program, reportedly testing positive for cocaine.
June 8, 1992 — New York Yankees pitcher Steve Howe suspended indefinitely after entering a guily plea in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Mont., to a misdemeanor charge of attempting to buy a gram of cocaine. Following a grievance hearing, Nicolau reduced the suspension to time served on Nov. 11, saying Howe was suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder.
March 6, 1992 — Perez, now with the Yankees, suspended for one year following a positive test for cocaine.
Feb. 7, 1992 — Montreal Expos catcher Gilberto Reyes suspended for 60 days following a positive test in the Dominican Winter League. Following a grievance hearing, Nicolau ruled April 3 that Reyes should be treated as a firs-time offender and lifted the suspension.
Sept. 16, 1991 — Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon suspended for 60 days following a positive test for cocaine.
Sept. 22, 1989 — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Leon Durham suspended 60 days “for failing to comply with major league baseball drug-testing program.” Aug. 6, 1990 — San Francisco Giants outfielder Rick Leach suspended for 60 days following positive drug test.
Aug. 4, 1988 — Seattle Mariners infielder John Rabb suspended indefinitely “for failing to comply with the major league baseball drug-testing program.”
June 25, 1988 — Montreal Expos pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended indefintely “for failing to comply with his drug-testing program.” Suspension set at 60 days on Aug. 10.
March 30, 1988 — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Eddie Milner suspended for one year without pay as a repeat offender following his admission of cocaine use to team officials. Milner had undergone cocaine rehabilitation from April 17 to
June 8, 1987. Suspension lifted June 19 after Milner completed drug rehabilitation and 20-day injury rehabilitation.
Feb. 25, 1987 — Free-agent pitcher LaMarr Hoyt suspended for the 1987 season after his involvement in three illegal drug incidents during 1986. On Nov. 13, 1986, Hoyt entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in California to two misdemeanors — possession of propoxyphene and Valium — following his Oct. 28 arrest on charges of importing a controlled substance. Following a grievance hearing, arbitrator George Nicolau on June 16 commuted suspension of Hoyt to 60 days.
Feb. 28, 1986 — Joaquin Andujar, Dale Berra, Enos Cabell, Keith Hernandez, Jeff Leonard, Dave Parker and Lonnie Smith suspended for one year with provision that they still would be able to play if they donate 10 percent of their 1986 base salaries to drug-prevention programs, submit to random drug testing and contribute 100 hours of drug-related community service in 1986 and 1987. Al Holland, Lee Lacy, Lary Sorensen and Claudell Washington suspended for 60 days with provision that they still would be able to play if they donate 5 percent of their 1986 base salaries to drug-prevention programs and contribute 50 hours of drug-related community service during 1986 and 1987. All suspensions were based on testimony given at September 1985 Pittsburgh trial in federal District Court of Curtis Strong.
July 26, 1984 — Free-agent pitcher Vida Blue suspended through remainder of 1984 season for illegal drug use.
April 17, 1984 — Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended retroactive to April 3 (opening day) through May 15 following his Jan. 9 arrest in the Dominican Republic on charges of cocaine possession. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn commuted Aikens’ sentence to May 15. Following a grievance hearing, Bloch lifted suspension the of Perez on April 29, 1984.
Dec. 15, 1983 — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Steve Howe, Kansas City Royals first baseman Willie Aikens, Royals outfielder Willie Wilson and former Royals outfielder Jerry Martin suspended for one year. The three Royals entered guilty pleas Nov. 17 to federal charges of attempting to possess cocaine. Howe had tested positive three times in November for cocaine in voluntary tests. Following a grievance hearing, arbitrator Richard I. Bloch on April 3, 1984, commuted suspensions of Wilson and Martin to May 15.
Aug. 27, 1982 — San Diego Padres outfielder Alan Wiggins suspended 30 days following his July 21 arrest on California charges of suspicion of attempting to possess cocaine.
Sept. 9, 1980 — Texas Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins suspended indefinitely following his Aug. 25 arrest in Canada on charges of cocaine possession. Following a grievance hearing, arbitrator Raymond Goetz lifted suspension of Jenkins on Sept. 22.