Mariners minor leaguer Sosa given 50-game suspension for testing positive

Updated: August 21, 2008, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former major league pitcher Jorge Sosa, now in the Seattle Mariners organization, was suspended on Thursday for 50 games after testing positive under baseball's minor league drug program.

The 31-year-old right-hander, who began this season with the New York Mets, tested positive for an amphetamine -- considered a performance-enhancing substance -- while pitching for Triple-A Tacoma in the Pacific Coast League.

The suspension is effective immediately.

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