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Rays minor league pitcher Geltz gets 50-game drug suspension

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Steve Geltz has been suspended 50 games after a second positive drug test.

The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday. Geltz was pitching for Triple-A Durham. The 26-year-old right-hander made two relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels in 2012.

Geltz was penalized after testing positive for a drug of abuse.

There have been 26 players suspended this year under the minor league drug program.

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