The Mexican League has suspended two players after league-wide testing for performance enhancing drugs. Out of 124 samples from players on the Liga’s 16 teams, Tabasco shortstop Luis Porchas and Monclova pitcher Sergio Valenzuela tested positive and have each been suspended for 50 games. Porchas is a 19-year-old rookie who was batting .194 with no homers in 22 games with the Olmecas, while the 24-year-old Valenzuela was 3-1 with a 3.11 ERA in nine starts for the Acereros. Valenzuela spent four years playing in the Atlanta Braves system before joining Monclova last season, where he was 8-4 with a 4.89 ERA in 18 starts.
Both Porchas and Valenzuela are Hermosillo natives.