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M's minor leaguer gets 50-game ban

2/6/2012 - Seattle Mariners

NEW YORK -- Seattle Mariners minor league catcher Christian Carmichael has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test.

Carmichael was penalized Monday under baseball's minor league program for testing positive for Methylhexaneamine.

He hit .182 last year in 11 at-bats for the Mariners of the Arizona Rookie League and is on the roster of Class A Clinton.

Ten players have been suspended this year under the minor league program.