MLB: 2 farmhands banned for drug use

February, 9, 2012
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Mets minor leaguer catcher Dock Doyle and right-hander Scott Moviel have been suspended 50 games apiece after testing positive for a second time for a "drug of abuse," Major League Baseball announced.

Another Mets right-hander, Brandon Moore, was suspended by MLB in September for a "drug of abuse" -- which is not performance-enhancing drug use.

Doyle, 25, hit .296 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 71 at-bats with Class A St. Lucie last season.

Moviel, who stands 6-foot-11, went 5-10 with a 5.10 ERA in 26 appearances (23 starts) for the same Florida State League team.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 92
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