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Orioles reliever Troy Patton suspended 25 games for positive test for amphetamines

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton (right) is pictured July 22, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charlie Riedel
December 20, 2013 - 11:32 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine.

Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results only in follow-up testing.

Patton became the 15th player suspended this year under the big league drug program following 14 penalized as a result on MLB's Biogenesis investigation.

The 28-year-old left-hander, a veteran of five major league seasons, was 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA this year in 56 relief appearances.

His suspension was announced Friday.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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