Reds minor leaguer fails test, suspended 50 games



NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization has been suspended 50 games after a second violation of baseball’s drug policy.

Right-hander Daniel Tuttle’s suspension is effective immediately, the office of Commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday. It is unknown what substance caused the violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Tuttle made five appearances, including three starts, for the Reds in the rookie Arizona League, going 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA. He also has started 11 games this season for Dayton in the Class A Midwest League, compiling a 4-3 record with a 4.87 ERA.