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By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
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Houston (CBS Houston) – The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday that three Houston Astros Minor League players have been suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Shortstop Jose Fernandez, first baseman Michael Martinez and outfielder D’andre Toney have each been suspended for 50 games without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine.

Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow released a statement on the suspensions of the three Astros minor league players:

“We were disappointed to hear the news of these suspensions,” said Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. “The Astros fully support the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Our minor league players undergo extensive drug prevention training, so it is very unfortunate when something like this occurs. Moving forward, we will continue to review our entire drug education and prevention program to identify opportunities to enhance it in order to prevent future violations.”

Fernandez is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Astros while Martinez and Toney are on the Single-A Tri-City ValleyCats roster.

According to MLB, all three suspensions are effective immediately.

Follow Julie Takahashi on Twitter: @Julie_Takahashi

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