Washington Nationals catcher Tres Barrera was handed an 80-game suspension by Major League Baseball on Saturday for violating the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Suspended without pay
Barrera, 25, was suspended without pay after a test showed performance-enhancing drug Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone in his system.
Barrera was a sixth-round draft choice by the Nationals in 2016 and spent the majority of last season at Double-A Harrisburg, though he made a brief appearance with the major league club and was hitless in two pinch-hitting opportunities.
In 101 games with the Harrisburg Senators in 2019, Barrera hit .249 with eight home runs and 23 doubles.
In spring training this year, Barrera appeared in six games and had one hit in seven plate appearances.
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