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Mets minor leaguer suspended

9/16/2011 - MLB New York Mets

NEW YORK -- Mets minor league pitcher Brandon Moore has been suspended 50 games for a second violation of baseball's minor league drug policy.

Moore's infraction involved a drug of abuse. The right-hander plays for the Double-A Binghamton Mets.

His suspension will be effective at the beginning of next season.

The commissioner's office announced the penalty Friday.