(WVLT) -- Oscar De La Cruz, a player for the Cubs organization, has been suspended 80 games.
Cruz, who is with the Tennessee Smokies, violated MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. His suspension means he must sit out 80 games whether they're with the Tennessee Smokies, Triple-A or the Majors.
“We are disappointed to learn today that Oscar De La Cruz has violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the team announced Friday in a statement. “The Cubs fully support the Program and its efforts to remove performance enhancing drugs from the game.
According to the Chicago Tribune, De La Cruz tested positive for Furosemide, a masking agent. He was 6-7 with 5.24 ERA in 16 starts for Double-A Tennessee.
WVLT reached out to the Smokies for a statement; however, they said, "We will not be releasing a statement from the team. The Cubs handle all statements in regards to situations with players such as this."