Blue Jays prospect Conine suspended 50 games for drug violation

Major League Baseball said Monday that the outfielder tested positive for ritalinic acid, a stimulant banned by its minor league drug policy.

Outfielder tested positive for banned stimulant ritalinic acid

Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine (9) was suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug policy. (Joshua L. Jones/The Associated Press)

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine has been suspended 50 games for a drug violation.

Major League Baseball said Monday that the outfielder tested positive for ritalinic acid, a stimulant banned by its minor league drug policy.

Conine is currently on the roster of the single-A Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League.

Conine, a second-round pick of Toronto in the 2018 draft and the son of former major-leaguer Jeff Conine, batted .238 with seven home runs and 30 runs batted in over 55 games with the Canadians last season.

MLB also suspended New York Yankees minor-league pitcher Daniel Marten 25 games for a violation.

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