Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011 DSL Astro Kelvin Santana Suspended

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.  

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