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Mariners Minor Leaguer Suspended For 50 Games

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Forest Snow (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Forest Snow (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Mariners minor league pitcher Forrest Snow has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive drug test.

The 24-year-old right-hander tested positive for what is considered a drug of abuse. The suspension was announced Tuesday and will begin next season.

There have been 52 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 15 under the major league program

Snow was 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA in one start and 18 relief appearances this year for Triple-A Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. He was 1-5 with a 3.00 ERA in one start and 22 relief outings for Double-A Jackson of the Southern League.

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