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Joey Gathright suspended 50 games

Updated: October 2, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former major league outfielder Joey Gathright has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

The commissioner's office issued the penalty Tuesday for violating the minor league drug program. It will take effect if the free agent signs with another big league organization.

The 31-year-old Gathright played seven seasons with Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Chicago Cubs and Boston. He was in the majors with the Red Sox last year.

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