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Blue Jays minor-league OF David Harris suspended for PED use

Toronto Blue Jays minor-league outfielder David Harris is one of four minor-leaguers suspended Friday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Among four suspended after testing positive

Blue Jays minor-leaguer David Harris, pictured with the Lansing Lugnuts in 2015, has been suspended 76 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. (Lansing Lugnuts)

Toronto Blue Jays minor-league outfielder David Harris is one of four minor-leaguers suspended Friday after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Harris, 24, was suspended for 76 games. He had been playing with Single-A Dunedin and appeared in 21 games this season, batting .183. 

Harris is the third player in the Jays organization to be suspended this season for PEDs. Major-league first baseman Chris Colabello was suspended 80 games, while minor-league pitcher Clinton Hollon was banned for 50 games.

Also Friday, Seattle right-hander Jose Luis Santiago was penalized 76 games, while Los Angeles Dodgers righty Sebastian Martinez and Colorado righty Jose Rodriguez were each banned for 72 games. They were on the rosters of teams in the Dominican Summer League.

The suspensions were announced Friday by the commissioner's office.

There have been 48 players suspended this year under the minor league program.

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