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A's minor league OF Herschel Powell suspended 50 games for positive amphetamine test

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

The commissioner's office announced the penalty Monday.

The 21-year-old Powell was taken by Oakland in the 20th round of the 2012 amateur draft from Orange Coast Junior College in California. He is not related to former big leaguer Boog Powell.

Herschel Powell hit .355 with three homers and 17 RBIs for Beloit of the Class A Midwest League this season and was given the Star of Stars award at the All-Star game last month when he had a two-run double, two walks, three runs and two steals.

He was promoted to Stockton of the California League on June 23 and is batting .396 with 10 RBIs in 11 games.

There have been 39 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.

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