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3 minor league players suspended for drug violations



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NEW YORK (AP) — Three minor league baseball players have been suspended because of drug violations.

The commissioner's office announced the penalties Friday.

San Francisco left-hander Drew Bostic was suspended 50 games after testing positive for Ritalinic Acid, a stimulant. He was on the roster of Class A Salem-Keizer.

Los Angeles Angels shortstop Keith Grieshaber was banned 100 games for a third positive test for a drug of abuse. He was on the roster of Class A Inland Empire.

Miami left-hander Scott Squier was penalized 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. He was on the roster of Triple-A New Orleans.

There have been 82 suspensions under the minor league drug program this year and five under the major league program.

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