Rays minor league pitcher Guerrieri suspended

The Associated PressOctober 18, 2013 

In this 2011 file photo, Spring Valley starting pitcher Taylor Guerrieri pitches against Blythewood.

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Tampa Bay pitcher Taylor Guerrieri has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league drug program.

The right-hander, who turns 21 on Dec. 1, was selected by the Rays with the 24th pick in the 2011 amateur draft out of Spring Valley High and signed for a $1.6 million bonus. He was 6-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 14 starts this year for Bowling Green of the Class A Midwest League.

There have been 56 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program and 15 under the major league program.

The commissioner's office announced Guerrieri's suspension on Friday.

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