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Toronto Blue Jays 2012 first round draft pick Marcus Stroman was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for the stimulant Methylhexaneamine.

Before today’s news, it was believed that Stroman was in the mix for a September call up to the big club, a rarity for a player drafted in the same year. He dominated in seven relief appearances at Low-A for the Vancouver Canadians, but was having some trouble with his command since being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire.

According to reports on Twitter, Stroman claims that he unknowingly ingested the banned stimulant, which is found in several nutritional supplements and nasal sprays.

A suspension was also issued today for Josh Sale from the Tampa Bay Rays organization. The 2010 first round pick will miss 50 games, as the fourth player suspended from Class A Bowling Green for testing positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.