Royals minor league pitcher Adam Bostick suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Adam Bostick has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league program.

The 27-year-old right-hander, in his ninth minor league season without making it up to the majors, is with the Triple-A Omaha Royals but has not appeared in a game this year. He spent the previous three seasons in the New York Mets organization.

Bostick originally was drafted by Florida on the sixth round in 2001.

There have been 17 suspensions this year under the minor league program.