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Minor leaguer Chris Grayson tests positive for amphetamines, suspended 50 games

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that four minor league players were suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program.

Texas Rangers Double-A outfielder Chris Grayson received a 50-game suspension without pay for testing positive for amphetamines.

Grayon, 25, who was drafted in the 13th round in 2011, will start his suspension at the start of the 2015 Texas League season.

While playing in advanced Class A and Double-A, Grayson played in 89 games and finished the season in Double-A Frisco where in 44 games he batted .265/.355/.390.

Minnesota Twins right-handed pitcher Hudson Boyd (Class A Cedar Rapids), free agent minor league righty Chris Capper and Cleveland Indians righty Duke Von Schaman (Double-A Akron) also received 50-game suspensions.

In the last two days, Major League Baseball has announced the suspension of nine minor league players for violating the drug policy.