Tigers’ Paul Voelker suspended 50 for positive drug test
NEW YORK (AP) Detroit Tigers pitcher Paul Voelker has been suspended for 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the banned stimulant Amphetamine.
The 24-year-old right-hander, selected in the 10th round of the 2014 amateur draft, was 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in nine relief appearances this season for Double-A Erie of the Eastern League, where he made 52 appearances last year.
The suspension, announced Wednesday, was the 30th this year under the minor league drug program. There have been two under the big league program: Pittsburgh All-Star outfielder Starling Marte and Philadelphia pitcher Elniery Garcia.