Late Thursday, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that Baltimore Orioles Minor League pitcher Brian Parker has received a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Parker, who is currently on the roster of Double-A Bowie of the Eastern League, will be effective at the start of the 2010 season.
With the suspension of Parker, there have now been 3 minor league drug suspensions as pary of off-season testing.
See a complete history of drug testing in Minor and Major League Baseball dating back to 2005.
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