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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alan Farina has been suspended for 50 games under minor league baseball's drug program.
The commissioner's office said Wednesday that Farina had a second violation for a drug of abuse.
A 26-year-old right-hander, Farina was 1-2 with a 5.18 ERA last season for Class A Dunedin of the Florida State League.
There have been four suspensions this year under the minor league program. There were 105 last year under the minor league drug problem and eight under the major league program.
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Toronto Blue Jays minor league right-hander Alan Farina was suspended for the first 50 games of the upcoming season due to a violation of baseball's drug policy. According to the commissioner's office, Farina was penalized for his second violation of the ban on "drugs of abuse." That's the term baseball uses for prohibited substances that aren't considered...
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