Minor league pitcher Lary Vasquez suspended

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Lary Vasquez has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program.

The commissioner's officer said Friday the 20-year-old left-hander tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. The penalty will start when he signs with a major league organization. He had signed with Detroit in February, and the contract was voided as a result of the positive test.

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