Chicago Cubs prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended by Major League Baseball after testing positive for an illegal substance.
De La Cruz, who is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster and currently playing for their affiliate in Tennessee, received an 80 game suspension after testing positive for Furosemide, a diuretic and masking agent, according to the league.
The suspension is effective immediately.
“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 said in a statement. “The Cubs fully support the program and its efforts to remove performance enhancing drugs from the game.”
In 16 starts for Tennessee this season, De La Cruz has a 6-7 record with a 5.24 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 77.1 innings of work.