Guerra, who pitched for White Sox this year, gets drug ban

Published Jul. 8, 2015 7:09 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) A minor league pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox this year has gotten a 50-game drug suspension.

Javy Guerra was penalized Wednesday by the commissioner's office after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

The 29-year-old Guerra was currently on the roster of Triple-A Charlotte.

Guerra was 0-0 in three games for Chicago this season and didn't give up a run in 1 2-3 innings. The righty made 42 relief appearances for the White Sox last year.

Guerra has pitched in parts of five major league seasons. He had 21 saves as a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011.

There have been 67 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.