Pirates International Prospect Suspended

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.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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