A youngster in the Chicago Cubs organization, participating at the Dominican Summer League level (read: really, really far away from ever having an impact on the big team), has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for anabolic steroid Nandrolone. Commercially, the steroid is known as Deca-Durabolin. You know. In case you were shopping.

Full MLB press release:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players, infielder Stephen King of the Washington Nationals organization and catcher Wilson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs organization, have received 50-game suspensions after each tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

King, most recently a member of Class-A Potomac of the Carolina League, tested positive for Ritalinic Acid. Contreras, a member of his organization’s Dominican Summer League team, tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone.

The suspensions of both players will be effective at the start of next season.

  • Scarey

    Unreal. The Cubs just signed this guy to a $850,000 bonus. I wonder if they can take it away.

    • Ace

      The answer is almost certainly yes.

  • Luke

    this guy is a freak. i could still take him though. the bigger they are the harder they fall.

    • scorch

      Hes too damn big and slow to hit anything

      • Ace

        He doesn’t get ahold of many, but when he does, boy oh boy, he blasts ’em. And then gets angry, and chokes ’em. And then he regrets it.

  • madi

    so your ganna tell me that nobody could look at him and tell that he was on something…he looks fake and grose nobody should look like that is unreal!

  • the guys big brother

    that guy is my little brother yo.. XD

  • gauge master

    is that Kenny Hall?

  • dennis parker

    i would take steroids if i could find them and if they were legal