Former major leaguer Jesus Montero has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a stimulant, his second penalty for a banned substance.
Montero spent this season with Toronto's triple-A Buffalo team, batting .317 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs. He was a designated hitter and first baseman at Buffalo, where he was picked as an International League All-Star.
The MLB commissioner's office made the announcement Thursday. Because the minor league season is over, the suspension will take effect at the start of next year.
Montero tested positive for dimethylbutylamine.
In August 2013, Montero drew a 50-game drug ban...
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