PHOENIX – Giants Triple-A pitcher Jose Dominguez was suspended 142 games without pay after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday.
Dominguez was in major league camp with the Giants this spring after signing as a minor league free agent and was among the final cuts, but was not a serious contender to make the opening day roster.
He tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, the league announced. It was his second positive test for a banned performance enhancer.
The Giants already had moved to replace Dominguez when they signed right-hander Ryan Webb to a minor league contract a few days after the Milwaukee Brewers released him. Webb, 31, has a 3.43 ERA over parts of eight seasons with the Padres, Marlins, Orioles, Indians and Rays. He had a 5.19 ERA in 18 appearances with Tampa Bay last season.
Dominguez’s suspension comes a couple days after the league handed down 50-game suspensions to Giants minor league catchers Cody Brickhouse and Ty Ross 50 games after testing positive for drugs of abuse.