Found October 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Taylor Guerrieri was suspended 50 games without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Friday. Guerrieri, 20, was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2011 MLB June amateur draft. He spent last season with Class A Bowling Green of the Midwest League, where he had a 6-2 record with a 2.01 ERA in 14 starts. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery July 24 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he was kept out the rest of the year. He was expected to miss most of the 2014 season. Guerrieri's suspension will be effective at the start of the 2014 season. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at

Rays prospect Taylor Guerrieri gets 50 game suspension for positive drug test

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Taylor Guerrieri a pitching prospect who was the Rays’ first-round pick in 2011 has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse. It was his second violation and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the drug is believed to be marijuana. He’ll start serving the 50-game suspension at the beginning of next season but it’s essentially meaningless...

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