Apr 9, 2015 4:58 PM by Ross Field
NEW YORK (AP) - A minor league outfielder in the San Francisco Giants organization has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a drug violation.
The commissioner's office said Thursday that Chuckie Jones twice tested positive for a drug of abuse, a violation of the minor leagues' drug prevention and treatment program.
Baseball defines drugs of abuse to include cocaine, LSD, opiates and Esctasy, as opposed to performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids, which are covered by different rules.
Jones plays for Single-A San Jose Giants of the California League and his suspension takes effect immediately.
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