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.