A pair of Mets minor leaguers failed second tests for a "drug of abuse" and received 50-game suspensions, the commissioner's office announced. Righthander Scott Moviel and catcher Dock Doyle can return to play in June after their suspensions expire.
A second-round selection from Lakewood, Ohio, in ’07, Moviel spent the past two seasons with high Class A St. Lucie, going 13-22, 4.93 in 53 starts (plus 13 relief appearances). Last season he went 5-10, 5.10 and struck out 66 and walked 34 in 125 1/3 innings. The 6-foot-11 Moviel turned down a chance to play basketball at North Carolina State to sign with New York out of high school for $414,000.
A star performer with Coastal Carolina, Doyle has moved slowly in pro ball, and he has caught just 62 games over the past two seasons. An ’08 fifth-rounder, he batted .296/.359/.437 in 71 at-bats for St. Lucie last season.
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