Jared Burton, ex-Twins reliever, barred 50 games for 2nd positive drug test
Suspension begins when he signs MLB team
Former big league pitcher Jared Burton has been suspended 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
The 34-year-old right-hander pitched for Cincinnati (2007-11) and Minnesota (2012-14), going 18-19 with a 3.44 earned-run average and 10 saves in 367 relief appearances.
He spent last year with triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Class A Tampa in the New York Yankees organization and Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas organization, going 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 16 appearances.
He is a free agent, and his suspension will start when he signs with a big league organization.
There have been eight suspensions this year under the minor league program.