NEW YORK (AP) – A Boston Red Sox prospect was among four minor leaguers suspended Monday for 15 games by the commissioner’s office for violating baseball’s drug policies.

Among those suspended was Felix Romero of the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Single A Carolina League.

The others were Angel Rocha, a pitcher in the Arizona organization; Mario Delgado, a first baseman with Baltimore; and David Smith, an outfielder with Toronto.

That brings to 70 the number of minor leaguers penalized for violations under the minor league program. Five have been suspended under the major league policy.

In a prepared statement, the team said it supports the commissioner’s office stance on performance enhancing drugs and does not tolerate their use.

Romero, a native of the Dominican Republic, was acquired by the Red Sox organization as a minor league free agent in 2004.

He was originally signed as by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997 as a non-drafted free agent.


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