Minor Leaguer Snow suspended 50 games

Minor Leaguer Snow suspended 50 games

DETROIT -- Forrest Snow, a Minor League pitcher in the Mariners organization, received a 50-game suspension without pay on Tuesday after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Snow, a 6-foot-6 right-hander out of Seattle's Lakeside High School, was 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 19 games for Triple-A Tacoma this season. He split time between Tacoma and Double-A Jackson, where he was 1-5 with a 3.00 ERA in 23 relief appearances.

Snow, 24, was a 36th-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. He is currently listed on Tacoma's roster.

The suspension will be effective at the start of the 2014 season.

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