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Mets Minor League RHP Estarlin Morel Suspended 25-Games

Only Specified 25-Game Penalty Is For Unauthorized Use Or Possession Of A Syringe
(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco right-hander Paul Davis and New York Mets right-hander Estarlin Morel have been suspended under baseball’s minor league drug program.

Davis will serve a 50-game ban for a second violation for a drug of abuse, the commissioner’s office said Friday.

Morel was given a 25-game suspension for an unspecified violation. The only specified 25-game penalty in the minor league program is for unauthorized use or possession of a syringe.

Davis, 23, is on the roster of the Class A Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League but hasn’t pitched this season because of a labrum injury.

Morel, 23, was 4-3 with a 4.33 ERA in 21 relief appearances this year for St. Lucie of the Florida State League and hasn’t allowed a decision or given up a run during three games with the Class A Savannah Sand Gnats of the South Atlantic League.

There have been 28 suspensions this year under the minor league program.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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