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Posted: Tuesday August 28, 2012 7:27PM ; Updated: Tuesday August 28, 2012 7:27PM

Stroman suspended 50 games for failing drug test

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NEW YORK (AP) Toronto Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman, the No. 22 pick in the 2012 draft, has been suspended for 50 games for violating baseball's minor league drug program.

Stroman, a right-hander with Double-A New Hampshire, tested positive for Methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant. Stroman, who played college ball at Duke, received a $1.8 million signing bonus when he signed with Toronto last month.

Two more minor leaguers received 50-game penalties on Tuesday.

First baseman Mark Donato, who plays for Kansas City's rookie-league team in Arizona, tested positive for an amphetamine. Joshua Sale, an outfielder for Tampa Bay's Single-A Bowling Green affiliate, was penalized for testing positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine.

Each of the suspensions is effective immediately.

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