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Rays minor leaguer suspended 50 games after positive test for amphetamine


NEW YORK — A minor league player in the Tampa Bay Rays' organization has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

The commissioner's office announced Tuesday that infielder/outfielder Coty Blanchard had been penalized.

The 23-year-old Blanchard was hitting .314 with one homer and 18 RBIs for Bowling Green in the Class A Midwest League.

There have been 51 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.

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