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Yankees minor leaguer Derek Dietrich, four others suspended for performance-enhancing drugs

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New York Yankees minor leaguer Derek Dietrich was one of five players suspended Friday for violating Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Dietrich, who last appeared in the big leagues in 2020 with the Texas Rangers, was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for 1,4-dimethylpentylamine (DMPA), a banned stimulant.

Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees warms up prior to a game during spring training at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla.

Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees warms up prior to a game during spring training at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The 33-year-old is currently with the Yanks’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. 

He spent six seasons with the Miami Marlins and another with the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees warms up before a game during spring training at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla.

Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees warms up before a game during spring training at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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In 746 major league games, he’s a .245 hitter with a .762 OPS. However, this season with the RailRiders, he is hitting just .244 with a .709 OPS.

In his last big league season, he went just 12-for-61 (.197) in 25 games, but five of those hits were home runs. He also walked nine times, which helped him to a decent .806 OPS.

Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees runs after a hit during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a spring training game at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla.

Derek Dietrich of the New York Yankees runs after a hit during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a spring training game at TD Ballpark March 21, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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The Toronto Blue Jays‘ Ivan Gonzalez, San Francisco Giants’ Kanoa Pagan, New York Mets’ Karell Paz and Detroit Tigers’ Elvin Valerio were also suspended for PEDs.

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