Baseball America is reporting that former Astros Minor Leaguer Kevlin Santana has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. He is a free agent. His suspension would start next season if he signs with a team. That would be unlikely because he would miss most of the the next season if were to play for a short season team and the leap to a full season team would be a big one.
Santana had pitched in 08 & 09 in the Orioles affiliate in the Dominican. He didn't pitch professionally in 2010 but was signed by the Astros for the 2011 season. He pitched well. In 20 1/3 IP, allowed just 11 hits and no earned runs. He fanned 31 while walking 13. He was old for the league at 21.