Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games

Yankees minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves has been suspended for 50 games for a second violation of a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league testing program.

The 31-year-old right-hander will not be paid during his suspension, which takes effect immediately, the commissioner's office said Thursday.

Aceves was 1-2 with a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings this season for the Yankees.

Aceves was optioned June 9 to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre of the International League.