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Blue Jays prospect suspended 50 games

ANAHEIM -- Major League Baseball handed down a 50-game suspension to Blue Jays right-hander Clinton Hollon on Friday evening after the Minor League right-hander tested positive for a banned stimulant.

Hollon tested positive for Amphetamine, which is a stimulant that is included in the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension is effective immediately and Hollon will not receive pay during that time period.

Hollon, 20, was selected in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft and is ranked as the club's No. 13 prospect by He was 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA in three games for Class A Lansing after spending the first part of the 2015 season with short-season Class A Vancouver.

Lansing wraps up its regular season on Sept. 7, which means Hollon's suspension will carry over into 2016. Hollon missed the entire 2014 season after Tommy John surgery and was the club's top overall pick in 2013 after the Blue Jays were unable to come to terms with first-rounder Phil Bickford.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.
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