Free-agent outfielder Cedric Hunter suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) Free-agent outfielder Cedric Hunter, who appeared in 13 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this year, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

Major League Baseball announced Hunter's suspension on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old was a third-round draft pick by San Diego in 2006 but has appeared in just 19 big league games. The first six were with the Padres in 2011.

Hunter spent most of this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he hit .294 with 10 homers and 53 RBIs in 98 games.

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