M's minor leaguer gets 50-game ban
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.
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