Twins minor leaguer draws 50-game drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) A minor league player in the Minnesota Twins' organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a positive test for a banned stimulant.

Catcher Alex Real was suspended Tuesday by the commissioner's office.

The 21-year-old Real was drafted by the Twins in June. He played 28 games at Elizabethton in the rookie Appalachian League and hit .284 with one home run and 11 RBIs. Real also was a designated hitter.

Real tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. There have been 60 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.

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