Minor league catcher suspended 50 games

August, 12, 2011
8/12/11
12:28
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By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
Major League Baseball suspended Chicago Cubs minor league catcher Luis Flores 50 games after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine, a stimulant.

The suspension of Flores, who plays for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, is effective immediately.

Flores, 24, is batting .275 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs in 40 games with the Smokies. He was a seventh-round pick of the Cubs in the 2008 draft.

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