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D-Backs Still Aren't Talking About Suspended Prospect Joel Matos

A day after D-Backs pitching prospect Joel Matos was suspended for juicin', the D-Backs still aren't talking.

After repeated requests from New Times to get a statement from the PR staff, the team hasn't responded and apparently has nothing to say on the matter.

True, Matos is a low-level prospect. But any story involving performance-enhancing drugs in baseball is newsworthy and worth commenting on.

Matos, a right-handed pitcher in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive for metabolites of the drug Stanozolol, which is also known as Winstrol.

Because of his stupidity, Matos has been suspended for 50 games, effective yesterday.
Matos, who is only 17 years old, is a pretty big kid at six-foot-five and 200 pounds.

He appeared in four games (starting two) during the summer league thus far, and had somewhat unspectacular numbers.

Matos was 0-3 with a 4.26 ERA in 6.1 innings pitched while striking out only two.
Another downside is that Matos walked nine batters in his appearances.

As we pointed out yesterday, with those numbers, Matos would fit right in with the current D-Backs bullpen.

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