Arquimedes Lorenzo, a pitcher for the Dominican Summer League Pirates, was suspended for 50 games for violating the Minor League drug program, according to Jennifer Langosch. Lorenzo signed in November 2009 for $90,000, and made his debut in the DSL in 2010. He had a 6.56 ERA in 48 innings, with a 4.9 K/9 and a 5.6 BB/9 ratio. The 6′ 2″, 187 pound right hander can touch 92 MPH with his fastball, with good command of the pitch. Lorenzo, who turns 20 in May, was a candidate to move up to the United States in 2011, due to his stuff, although this suspension could hold him back in the DSL for another year.
Pirates International Prospect Suspended
Posted by Tim Williams on December 13, 2010 | Comments Off
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