Rays Minor Leaguer suspended for amphetamine

ANAHEIM -- The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Tuesday that Tampa Bay Rays Minor League infielder/outfielder Coty Blanchard has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Blanchard, who is currently on the roster of the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, is effective immediately.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.