Jorge Piedra

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Jorge Piedra
Outfielder
Born: (1979-04-17) April 17, 1979 (age 35)
Sun Valley, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 7, 2004 for the Colorado Rockies
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 2006 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Batting average .283
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 36
Teams

Jorge Moises Piedra (born April 17, 1979 in Sun Valley, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. In English, his name means George Rock.

On April 11, 2005, Piedra became the second baseball player after Alex Sanchez to be suspended for testing positive for illegal performance-enhancing drugs under Major League Baseball's new drug policy.[1] He was suspended for 10 days without pay as MLB's policy dictated for a first offense until November 2005. First offenses since that time now result in 50-game suspensions.

He signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on June 12, 2007.

On January 4, 2008, Piedra signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins with an invitation to spring training. He was released on March 9, 2008.

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  1. ^ "Players suspended under baseball's steroids policy". espn.com. 2006-06-07. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 

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