Braves, Giants minor league pitchers given drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta pitcher Alger Hodgson has been suspended 72 games under baseball's minor league drug program and San Francisco pitcher David Graybill has been banned 50 games.

Hodgson tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, the commissioner's office said Tuesday. Graybill had a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Hodgson, a right-hander from Nicaragua who signed in January and turned 17 on Sunday, is on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Braves.

Graybill, a right-hander who turns 23 next month, was drafted in the ninth round last June and allowed six runs over three innings and five games last year for the rookie-level Arizona League Giants.

There have been 32 suspensions this year for violations of the minor league program.

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