Pascual Arias, a 20-year-old rookie-league pitcher in the Marlins' farm system, became the second member of the organization this offseason to receive a 50-day suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. According to MLB offices, Arias tested positive for the banned substance, Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.
Arias, who spent the past two seasons playing in the Dominican Summer League, becomes the second member of the Marlins organization since October to receive a 50-day suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, joining Marlins reliever Henry Owens. In addition to Arias and Owens, former Marlins pitcher Sergio Mitre, now with the New York Yankees, also received a 50-day suspension for a positive test. Mitre was still with the Marlins when that test was performed.