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MLB suspends Pirates pitcher Edgar Santana

June 28, 2020

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edgar Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Edgar Santana (courtesy MLBpressbox.com)

Santana signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent in October 2013. He made his professional debut in 2014 with the Dominican Summer League Pirates and spent the whole season there, going 1–3 with a 3.66 ERA in 19.2 relief innings pitched. He played 2015 with the West Virginia Black Bears and West Virginia Power where he posted a combined 1–0 record and 3.19 ERA in 22 relief appearances. In 2016 he pitched for the Bradenton MaraudersAltoona Curve and Indianapolis Indians, compiling a combined 4–1 record and 2.71 ERA in 43 appearances out of the bullpen, and after the season pitched in the Arizona Fall League.

Santana started 2017 with the Indianapolis Indians, and was called up to the Pirates on June 10. He made his MLB debut that day against the Miami Marlins, in which he pitched an inning, allowing one run on three hits and striking out two. He was recalled and optioned multiple times during the season. In 44 games for Indianapolis he was 1–3 with a 2.79 ERA, and in 19 games for the Pirates he compiled a 3.50 ERA.

Santana began 2018 in Pittsburgh’s bullpen.

Santana underwent Tommy John Surgery in October 2018, and missed the entire 2019 season.

INFORMATION FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Edgar Santana
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 37
Pitcher
Born: October 16, 1991 (age 28)
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 10, 2017, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record 3–4
Earned run average 3.31
Strikeouts 74
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PORTIONS OF ARTICLE FROM MLB MEDIA RELATIONS & WIKIPEDIA COMMONS; COURTESY MLBpressbox.com

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