Brewers minor-league LHP William West suspended

Milwaukee Brewers minor league pitcher William West has been

suspended 50 games following a violation of baseball’s minor league

drug rules.

West, a left-hander on the Brewers’ Arizona League team, was

found to have used a drug of abuse.

The suspension came on the same day that baseball disciplined 13

players in a performance-enhancing drug case – the most sweeping

punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

West’s suspension was the 38th under the minor league program.

He had four strikeouts and three walks in 5 1-3 innings this

season.