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10/02/2012 5:51 PM EST

Free Agent Minor Leaguer Gathright Suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that free agent Minor League outfielder Joey Gathright has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an Amphetamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Gathright will be effective immediately upon his signing with another Major League organization.

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