Colorado Rockies LHP Joe Torres Suspended 50 Games For PED Use

Colorado Rockies fans received some unpleasant news Tuesday as Troy Renck of The Denver Post reported that minor league reliever Joe Torres had received a 50-game suspension for a reported infringement on the league's anti-performance-enhancing substance policy:

Torres pitched for Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2011, putting together a combined 2.24 ERA. The 11-year minor league veteran had reached Triple-A for the first time in his minor league career in 2011. He sports a 4.51 career ERA in minors, and originally began as a starting pitcher after being selected in the MLB draft out of high school in the 1st round by the Los Angeles Angels (then the Anaheim Angels) in 2000.

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