Twins starter Santana suspended for 80 games

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Posted: Apr 03, 2015 5:25 PM

(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.)