Giants catcher tests positive, suspended

First MLB player caught this year
NEW YORK

The 29-year-old Venezuelan was optioned to Triple-A Fresno just before opening day and is batting .306 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 16 games. The suspension will start Thursday.

He played 113 games with the Giants in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, batting .263 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs.

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