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Twins Minor League Catcher Suspended 50 Games For Violation Of Drug Program

Twins minor league catcher Michael Quesada has been suspended for 50 games by MLB for violating their drug policy.

Jul 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of Rawlings major league baseballs on the field before the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of Rawlings major league baseballs on the field before the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota Twins minor league catcher Michael Quesada has been suspended for 50 games without pay by MLB after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine, as the Commissioner's Office announced on Monday. Quesada had been playing with Elizabethton in the Appalachian Rookie League this summer.

Quesada, 22, was drafted by the Twins in the 24th round of the 2010 draft out of Sierra College. Measuring six feet and weighing 180 pounds, he's primarily played catcher in his time in the minors, but has also seen limited time as a first baseman and left fielder.

Over 73 plate appearances with Elizabethton in 2012, Quesada hit .234/.329/.313 with zero homers. Despite his relatively old age, he's never played in a full-season league, as he spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons in the Gulf Coast League after being drafted.

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