Red Sox Minor Leaguer Kopech suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Boston Red Sox Minor League right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Oxilofrine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The suspension of Kopech, who is currently on the roster of Single-A Greenville of the South Atlantic League, is effective immediately.