(Reuters) - Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.
The suspension of Santana covers the first 80 games of the 162 game 2015 regular season.
The 32-year-old Dominican right-hander signed a four-year deal worth $54 million with the Twins as a free agent this offseason.
Santana, a 10-year MLB veteran, was 14-10 with a 3.95 earned run average last season with the Atlanta Braves.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Steve Keating.)