In these 2013 file photos are, top row from left; Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers'Jhonny Peralta, San Diego Padres' Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees' Francisco Cervelli, Philadelphia Phillies' Antonio Bastardo and San Diego Padres' Fautino de los Santos. Bottom row from left are: Houston Astro's Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros' Fernando Martinez, now with the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners' Jesus Montero, New York Mets' Cesar Puello, New York Mets' Jordan Valdespin and Oakland Athletics' Jordan Norberto. Alex Rodriguez remained the lone holdout while All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were among 12 players who accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, as part of its Biogenesis drug investigation, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File) 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Three minor league players in the Houston Astros' organization have been suspended because of drug violations.
The commissioner's office announced the 50-game penalties on Friday. All three players tested positive for an amphetamine.
First baseman Michael Martinez and outfielder D'Andre Toney are with Class A Tri-City of the New York-Penn League. Shortstop Jose Fernandez is in the rookie level Gulf Coast League.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said the team will review its drug education and prevention program to try to prevent future violations.
There have been 50 suspensions this year under the minor league program and 15 under the major league program.
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