NEW YORK -- A minor league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance.
Major League Baseball said Friday that Eduardo Gamboa of the Triple-A Norfolk Tides tested positive for "exogenous" testosterone. The description suggests that the substance was not built up by the body's own metabolism.
The right-hander will not be paid during his suspension, which takes effect immediately.
A knuckleballer, Gamboa was 4-5 with a 4.06 ERA this season for Triple-A Norfolk.
This is the 31st suspension this year under the minor league drug and prevention program.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.