SEATTLE — Two minor-league outfielders, Jabari Blash and Jamal Austin, received 50-game suspensions from Major League Baseball after each tested positive for a second time for a drug of abuse.
The suspensions, which are without pay, commence immediately.
Blash, 24, was batting .210 in 45 games at Triple-A Tacoma with 12 homers and 37 RBIs. He was the Mariners’ eighth-round pick in 2010.
Austin, 23, was batting .262 in 63 games at Double-A Jackson with one homer and 16 RBIs. He was a 13th-round pick in 2011.