Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine, the son of former two-time All-Star Jeff Conine, was suspended 50 games without pay after testing positive for Ritalinic Acid, a stimulant, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
“I have spoken with and apologized to the Toronto Blue Jays organization and my family,” said Conine via Twitter, “and I conveyed my utmost embarrassment for the careless decision that led to my suspension. …
“I will accept the consequences and do everything in my power to earn back the respect of the Blue Jays organization.”
Conine, 21, spent most of the 2018 season with Class A Vancouver and batted .238 with seven homers and 30 RBI in 55 games.
He is one of many sons of former major league stars in the Blue Jays organization that also includes Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette (Dante), and Cavan Biggio (Craig).
The promising outfielder, along with New York Yankees minor league pitcher Daniel Marten, have brought the total number of suspended minor leaguers to 70 this season for violating the Minor or Major League drug program.
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