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04/22/10 6:14 PM ET

KC Minor Leaguer Bostick suspended

Latest violation is second positive test for Royals pitcher

Royals Minor League pitcher Adam Bostick was handed a 50-game suspension on Thursday after a second positive test in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment program.

Bostick is currently playing for Triple-A Omaha. His suspension is effective immediately.

Signed by the Royals to a Minor League contract this offseason, the 26-year-old left-hander went 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 39 games (one start) for the Mets' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates in 2009. For his eight-year Minor League career, Bostick -- originally a sixth-round Draft pick by the Marlins in '01 -- sports a 4.25 ERA in 161 games (108 starts).

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.