3 minor league players suspended for drug violations

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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