Giants minor league pitcher receives 50-game suspension

Giants minor league pitcher receives 50-game suspension
August 7, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Giants prospect Jacob Dunnington appeared in 14 games in the minor leagues last season. He went 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. (AP)

NEW YORK -- A minor league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and a minor league shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds have been suspended for drug violations.

The commissioner's office said Wednesday that right-hander Jacob Dunnington received a 50-game penalty after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Dunnington was playing for Class A Augusta of the South Atlantic League.

Cesar Mejia of the Reds' organization has been suspended 72 games after testing positive for a metabolite of Boldenone. He was in the Dominican Summer League.