Dodgers Minor Leaguers get 50-game suspensions

Dodgers Minor Leaguers get 50-game suspensions

Dodgers Minor Leaguers Robert Carson and Theo Alexander were handed 50-game suspensions on Tuesday resulting from a second positive test for undisclosed drugs of abuse.

Carson tested positive for marijuana, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. His suspension starts at the beginning of the regular season, but it will also keep him from attending Major League Spring Training.

The 26-year-old left-hander appeared in 31 games with the Mets from 2012-13. Carson was invited to Spring Training by the Angels in 2014 and finished the year in the Dodgers' system, posting a 5.40 ERA in 18 appearances for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Alexander, a 20-year-old outfielder, was a seventh-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He spent last season in the Rookie-level Pioneer League. He has a .233/.315/.357 slash line in 97 games of his three-year Minor League career.

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