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Griffin Conine suspended 50 games

The Blue Jays 2nd round draft pick from the 2018 draft, Griffin Conine, has been suspended for 50 games for violating the MLB’s drug program.

Griffin tested positive for Ritalinic Acid, the attention deficit drug.

Conine hit .238/.309/.427 with 7 home runs for Vancouver in 55 games for Vancouver this year.

He released a statement:

Gil Kim director of player development said:

We are disappointed to learn of Griffin’s suspension, but we fully support the Minor League Drug Prevention and testing Program and believe it continues to help the game of baseball. We’ve spoken to Griffin and he understands the mistake he made. We are confident that he has learned from this experience. We will continue to support him in his development, and work together to maximize his potential going forward.