Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bangor's Matt Kinney suspended 50 games for violating MiLB substance abuse policy

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BANGOR HIGH'S MATT KINNEY PITCHING FOR AAA FRESNO (PHOTO BY MiLB.COM)

Major League veteran Matt Kinney and Mets prospect Lachlan Hodge were suspended on Tuesday after testing positive for amphetamines.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that both has been suspended for 50 games following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Both suspensions are effective immediately.

Kinney has been sidelined since June 13, when the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies placed him on the 7-Day Disabled List. He had appeared in seven games with Fresno, going 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA.

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