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Mariners minor league pitcher Pauley suspended for 50 games

Tacoma Rainiers pitcher David Pauley has been suspended 50 games for a drug violation, the ccommissioner's office announced.

Pauley was penalized for a second violation for a drug of abuse.

Pauley, a 29-year-old right-hander, pitched in the majors this season for Toronto and the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners signed him as a free agent on July 12 and assigned him to Tacoma. He went 1-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 28.6 innings for the Rainiers.

Also, the commissioner's office announced two other drug suspensions.

Detroit minor league outfielder Darren Driggers was banned after testing positive for a metabolite of Drostanolone. He was in the Gulf Coast League.

Chicago White Sox minor league shortstop Carlos Gonzalez was suspended after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. He was in the Dominican Summer League.

There have been 82 suspensions under the minor league drug program this year and five in the big league program.