Angels minor league pitcher gets 50-game drug ban

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels minor league pitcher Daniel Reynolds has been suspended 50 games for a second drug violation.

The right-hander was penalized Tuesday under baseball's minor league program for a drug of abuse.

Taken by the Angels with the 201st pick of the 2009 amateur draft, the 20-year-old was 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 20 relief appearances last year for the rookie level Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League.

Nine players have been suspended this year under the minor league program.