Rangers Minor Leaguer Draws Drug Penalty
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DALLAS, Texas (AP) - A minor league pitcher for the Texas Rangers has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
The commissioner’s office says Double-A lefty Martire Garcia was penalized Thursday. He tested positive for the banned female fertility drug Clomiphene.
The 24-year-old Garcia had pitched four scoreless innings for Frisco, striking out six. He began his pro career in the Minnesota organization in 2007 and had mostly recently pitched in Japan before joining Texas.
Garcia was the 22nd player suspended this year under the minor league drug program.
Garcia was penalized 50 games because his sample was collected before the penalty for first violations was increased to 80 games. The change began under the minor league program for samples collected after April 1.
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