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Orioles RHP McCutchen Suspended For Positive Test

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone.

The 30-year-old right-hander has made one appearance this season for Triple-A Norfolk of the International League, allowing four runs, three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings of an 11-2 loss to Durham on Friday night.

McCutchen was 8-11 with a 4.77 ERA in 15 starts and 103 relief appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2009-12. He agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles in November.

The suspension, announced Saturday, raised the total this year under the minor league program to 12.

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