Free agent Minor League catcher Dusty Brown received a 50-game suspension today from the MLB Commissioner’s Office following a second positive test for a banned drug.
Brown, 32, was drafted by the Red Sox on June 5, 2000 in the 35th round of the 2000 amateur draft. From 2009 to 2010 Brown appeared in 13 Red Sox games at catcher. He also pitched 1.0 innings, allowing 2 hits and a run in one game of 2009.
After his stint with Boston, Brown played in 11 games with the Pirates in 2011 before playing exclusively in the Minor Leagues in the systems of the Rangers, Indians, and Athletics.
The suspension of Brown, who is currently unsigned, goes into effect immediately upon his signing with any another Major League organization.