- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Five players have been suspended 50 games each for violating the minor league drug policy.

The commissioner’s office announced the penalties Tuesday.

Chicago Cubs catcher Erick Castillo and pitcher Amalio Reyes were suspended for positive drug tests. They are both on the roster of the Cubs’ team in the Dominican Summer League.

Free agent pitcher Junior Astacio and outfielder Pedro Nunez were suspended for positive drug tests. Free agent pitcher Tony Feliz was banned because he failed to take a drug test.

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