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Javy Guerra, Sox minor leaguer, suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- A minor league pitcher who played for the Chicago White Sox this year has gotten a 50-game drug suspension.

Javy Guerra was penalized Wednesday by the commissioner's office after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

The 29-year-old Guerra was currently on the roster of Triple-A Charlotte.

Guerra was 0-0 in three games for Chicago this season and didn't give up a run in 1 2/3 innings. The righty made 42 relief appearances for the White Sox last year.

Guerra has pitched in parts of five major league seasons. He had 21 saves as a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011.

“We are always very disappointed when one of our players tests positive,” said Buddy Bell, Sox assistant general manager. "But we know the testing program works, and all of our players also know that everyone in the White Sox organization and all of our resources are available to help at all times."

There have been 67 suspensions this year under the minor league drug program.